These 5 Things Don’t Belong On Your Resume
Building a new resume can seem like an impossible task, especially if it's been a really long time since you last looked for a job.
So, we're here to help, if we can! Here are five more things that shouldn't be on your resume . . .
1. An "objective" at the top. It's old school, and you don't need it. Usually it's not at all interesting, and the objective is obvious -to get the job you're applying for. Duh.
You could replace it with a "qualifications" section, which is sort of like a quick summary of what you're best at.
2. Your current work email. I got busted for this last time I was looking for jobs. Always list your personal email address. And make sure it's something professional. firstname.lastname@example.org will ruin a perfectly good resume every time.
3. Big words you'd never use in real life. One or two might be okay, but you don't want it to seem like you wrote the thing with a thesaurus next to you - plus if you show up to the interview and can't use any of those words in a sentence, you'll be busted.
4. Tiny, unrelated jobs from 15 years ago. List jobs that show you have the experience you need to do the job you're applying for. The exception would be if you did something for a really well-known company like Google, then you can leave it on there.
5. Hobbies. No body cares. #SorryNotSorry