16 Relevant Things You Should Not Include In Your Resume


Employees don't have much time to look at each resume and typically, they spend about 6 seconds on their initial fit/no fit decision. If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid and perfect resume.
Below are 16 relevant things you should not include in your CV

1) Outdated fonts/Fancy fonts
Its recorded that New Times Roman and serif fonts are old and outdated so do not use; rather use a standard font like Arial. To make your CV look nice and easy to read should be your goal

People try to make their resume look classier with a fancy font, but studies show they are harder to read and the employers absorbs less about you."

2) Personal details
 Don't include your marital status, religious preference, or Social Security number.This might have been the standard in the past, but all this information could lead to discrimination, which is illegal, so there's no need to include it.

3) Your full mailing address
A full street address is the first thing Amanda Augustine, a career-advice expert for top resume, looks for to immediately cut from a resume. Nobody needs to have that on their resume anymore, and, to be quite honest, it's a security conscious.

4) Headers, footers, tables, images, charts
A well-formatted header and footer will look professional, and some cool tables, images, or charts may boost your credibility, they also confuse the applicant-tracking systems that companies use nowadays.

5) Hobbies
If your hobby(ies) is not relevant to the job you're applying for, it's a waste of space and a waste of the company's time. Because nobody cares, in most cases.

6) Your GPA 
Once you're out of school, your grades aren't so relevant. If you're a new college graduate and your GPA was a 3.8 or higher — it's OK to leave it. But, if you're more than three years out of school, or if your GPA was lower than a 3.8, ignore it.

7) More than one phone number
It is suggested that only one phone number should be on your resume, and that number should really be your cellphone, so that you can control who answers your incoming phone calls, when, and what the voice mail sounds like.

8) A less-than-professional email address
 If you still use an old email address, e.g BeerLover123@gmail.com or CuteChick4life@yahoo.com, it's time to pick a new one. It only takes a minute or two, and it's free. Else, it will disqualify you...

9) Details that give away your age
Catherine Jewell, author of "New Resume, New Career says "If you don't want to be discriminated against for a position because of your age, it is time to remove your graduation date.

10) A photo of yourself
It's just weird, absurd and distracting to include a photo with your resume for now. Please do not attach your picture to your resume!

11) Personal Pronouns
Do not include the words "I," "me," "she," or "my," in your resume.

12) An explanation of why you want the job
That's what the cover letter and interviews are for! Your resume is not the place to start explaining why you'd be a great fit or why you want the job. Your skills and qualifications should be able to do that for you - and if they don't, then your resume is either in bad shape, or this isn't the right job for you!

13) Salary Information
This information is unnecessary and may send the wrong message. You shouldn't address your desired salary in a resume. This document is intended to showcase your professional experience and skills. Salary comes later in the interview process.

14) References
 If your employers want to speak to your references, they'll ask you. Also, it's better if you have a chance to tell your references ahead of time that a future employer might be calling. If you write references upon request" at the bottom of your resume, you're merely wasting a valuable line.

15) Short-term employment
Avoid including a job on your resume if you only held the position for a short period of time, you should especially avoid including jobs you were let go from or didn't like.

16) Irrelevant work experiences
Yes, you might have been the "king of making milkshakes" at the restaurant/shop you worked for in school. But unless you are planning on redeeming that title, it is time to get rid of all that clutter.

Only include this experience if it really showcases additional skills that can translate to the position you're applying for!


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