What Not to Include in Your Resume
Check Out This Resume Tips Below.
The Word “Resume”
“Do not label your resume, “resume.” One look at your resume, and the employer should know exactly what type of document it is. Also, don’t simply name your resume “resume” when you save the file. Use your name, so the hiring manager will know whose resume it is at a glance. Here’s how to name your resume.”
The Date You Wrote the Resume
“Some people make the mistake of dating their resumes. The employer does not need to know when you wrote your resume; the dates you include regarding past education and employment are the only dates you need to include.”
Any Personal Data Beyond Your Contact Information
“Do not include any personal information beyond your address, email, and phone number.
Leave out your age, date of birth, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, and the names and ages of your spouse and children. While some of this information may be required in an international CV, it should be left out of a resume.
You should also leave out important numbers that could allow someone to steal your identity, such as your social security number, driver’s license number, and any credit card information. In some cases, you may wish to leave your address off your resume or only include part of it.”
“While many companies outside of the United States require a photograph with each resume, those within the US do not. In fact, most companies prefer you not to include a photograph so they can safely adhere to the Equal Employment Opportunity legislation (which prohibits companies from making hiring decisions for discriminatory reasons). An exception would be if you were applying for a modeling or acting job, where appearances inform hiring decisions.”
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