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These Things Should Be Removed From Your Resume Right Now
You neverِ knowِ what willِ happen fromِ day toِ day.
If youِ wereِ letِ goِ fromِ your job orِ ifِ you’re notِ beingِ challenged orِ paid wellِ enoughِ atِ your current job, you’re likelyِ preparing toِ lookِ forِ a newِ job.
But isِ your resume upِ toِ theِ challenge.
1. An unprofessional email address
Your professional brand extends muchِ furtherِ than howِ you dress orِ the wayِ you speak.
With thatِ inِ mind, knowِ that yourِ college email address won’t work whenِ you’re lookingِ forِ a real job.
So insteadِ of usingِ anِ address likeِ “surferdude” orِ “sexyladyfuntimes,” create anِ email address withِ your firstِ andِ last name.
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2. Jobs you were fired from due to ethical misconduct
If youِ wereِ a veryِ bad boy orِ girl atِ work, youِ mayِ want toِ forget including thoseِ jobs onِ your resume.
Dismissal due toِ ethical misconduct couldِ prevent youِ fromِ landing yourِ nextِ gig.
When itِ comesِ to deciding whetherِ toِ keepِ jobs likeِ this onِ your resume, heed theِ wise words ofِ Snoop Dog andِ drop itِ like it’s hot.
3. Your photo
Yes, yourِ mom thinks you’re super good looking, butِ not everyoneِ will agree.
Save yourِ photo forِ your social media accounts andِ spare theِ recruiters a copy ofِ your glamour shot.
Including a photo couldِ alsoِ set youِ upِ forِ discrimination (race, age, disability etc.), soِ it’s betterِ for theِ hiring team toِ getِ a full understanding ofِ your qualifications beforeِ seeing howِ you look.
4. An objective
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Considering theِ fact thatِ you applied forِ a particularِ job, itِ should beِ pretty obvious whatِ type ofِ position you’re lookingِ for.
Besides, anِ objective justِ takes upِ space youِ couldِ beِ using forِ additional work experience.
If youِ stillِ reallyِ want toِ write anِ objective, write oneِ downِ for yourِ ownِ reference, andِ look atِ it everyِ now andِ then toِ helpِ you stay focused duringِ your job search.
No oneِ cares aboutِ your hobbies — really.
We’re sureِ your rock collection isِ fascinating, butِ a special mention doesn’t belong onِ your resume.
Just don’t dedicate fourِ lines onِ your resume toِ talk aboutِ what youِ doِ in yourِ spare time.
6. Details about your life
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Similar toِ theِ advice aboveِ aboutِ hobbies, don’t mention yourِ personal life.
It’s wonderful thatِ you’ve beenِ married forِ four years andِ have fourِ children, butِ a recruiter doesn’t needِ this type ofِ information.
This couldِ beِ the case ifِ your interviewer isِ concerned aboutِ hiring someoneِ with children outِ ofِ fear thatِ the employee won’t beِ asِ dedicated asِ the otherِ workers.
7. Irrelevant jobs
You mayِ haveِ beenِ anِ expert atِ unclogging theِ deep fryer atِ your previous job, butِ those skills mayِ not impress theِ person whoِ isِ evaluating youِ forِ the position you’re seeking.
Only include work thatِ shows howِ your experience directlyِ translates toِ theِ job youِ want.
They typically judge thisِ byِ checking yourِ resume toِ seeِ ifِ you’ve successfully performed similar job duties elsewhere.
8. Third-person voice
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Referring toِ yourself inِ the thirdِ person isِ just weird.
Don’t doِ it.
Instead ofِ writing “Suzie raised $3 million lastِ year,” justِ write whatِ you accomplished inِ the firstِ person withoutِ usingِ theِ pronoun.
9. Fake credentials
You doِ know betterِ than this, right.
If youِ haveِ a degree onِ your resume youِ didn’t earn, remove itِ right away.
And don’t thinkِ you canِ get awayِ with lying aboutِ certifications, either.
10. Unnecessary pages
No matter howِ much experience you’ve gained, fewِ people haveِ the desire toِ read a three- orِ four-page resume.
We’re sureِ your work history isِ riveting, butِ we doubt theِ hiring manager wantsِ toِ sit andِ read a detailed account ofِ everyِ job you’ve hadِ since high school.
Convey you’re theِ rightِ person forِ the job inِ asِ few pages asِ possible.