Here are the things which should not include on your resume

Posted on 02nd Aug 2016 | 1092 views

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Personal pronouns: Your resume shouldn't include the words I,me,she,or my.

Present tense for a past job: Never describe past work experience using the present tense.

A less-than-professional email address: Use only professional mail ids for job search related communications.


Headers and footers, tables, images, or charts: Well-formatted header and footer may look professional, and tables, images, or charts may boost your credibility, they also confuse the applicant tracking systems.

Your current business contact info: Do not include your current company emails Ids and contact numbers.

Your boss's name: Don't include your boss's name unless you're OK with your potential employer contacting him/her.

Company-specific jargon: Be sure to exclude terms on your resume that are known only to one specific organization.

Social media URLs that are not related to the targeted position: List only relevant URLs.

More than 15 years of experience: Add only relevant experience from the past 15 years, so hiring managers only need to see that.

Salary information; Adding salary information is not necessary and it may send the wrong message to the recruiters.

Outdated fonts: Use standard fonts in your resume.

Fancy fonts: If fonts are fancier then recruiters absorb very less information about you.

Annoying buzzwords: Words such as best of breed,go-getter,think outside the box,synergy and people pleaser are the biggest turnoffs.

Reasons you left a company or position: It is not advisable to list out the reasons why you left your previous job.

Your GPA: Your grades are not relevant once you are out of the college.

A photo of yourself: It is also not suggested for some positions.

Opinions, not facts: Don't describe yourself on your resume like I'm an excellent communicator or  highly organized and motivated.

Short-term employment: Avoid a job if you held a position for a very short period.

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