Listen Now: 3 Resume Killers: The Simple Mistakes That’ll Crush Your Odds
There are a lot of things you should include on your resume… but don’t forget about the things you should edit out.
A solid resume is the first step in your job search, it gets your foot in the door and if strong enough will land you a paycheck. So how do you make sure its strong enough?
According to the job resource site Ladders.com, there are thirty-one things you should immediately remove from your resume. For example, all irrelevant work experience. You might have been the best burger flipper during high school, or held the same job all through college but so what?
Unless it’s directly related to the job you’re applying for, no one cares. Other things to omit; your relationship status and religious preference. A resume is not facebook and those types of questions are now illegal for a potential employer to ask you.
Another thing no one care about; your hobbies, unless that hobby is painting and you’re applying to be an art teacher. For more things to omit, check out the original article now.
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