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Hiring managers receive an average of 75 résumés per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com.
So they don’t have the time or resources to review each one closely, and they spend approximately six seconds on their initial decision.
If you want to make it past the initial test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight those qualifications.
Here are 38 things you should never include on your résumé.
1. An objective
If you applied, it’s already obvious you want the job.
The exception: If you’re in a unique situation, such as changing industries completely, it may be useful to include a brief summary.
2. Irrelevant work experiences
Yes, you might have been the “king of making milkshakes” at the restaurant you worked for in high school. But unless you are planning on redeeming that title, it is time to get rid of all that clutter.
But as Alyssa Gelbard, career expert and founder of career-consulting firm Résumé Strategists, pointed out: Past work experience that might not appear to be directly relevant to the job at hand might show another dimension, depth, ability, or skill that actually is relevant or applicable.
Only include this experience if it really showcases additional skills that can translate to the position you’re applying for.
3. Personal stuff
Don’t include your marital status, religious preference, or Social Security number.
This might have been the standard in the past, but all of this information is now illegal for your employer to ask, so there’s no need to include it.
4. Your hobbies
If it’s not relevant to the job you’re applying for, it’s a waste of space and a waste of the company’s time.
“They don’t care that you like Dave Matthews Band,” Amanda Augustine, a career-advice expert for TopResume, told Business Insider.
5. Your full mailing address
A full street address is the first thing Augustine looks for to immediately cut from a résumé.
“Nobody needs to have that on their résumé anymore, and, to be quite honest, it’s a security concern,” she told Business Insider.
6. Blatant lies
A CareerBuilder survey asked 2,000 hiring managers for memorable résumé mistakes, and blatant lies were a popular choice. One candidate claimed to be the former CEO of the company to which he was applying, another claimed to be a Nobel Prize winner, and one more claimed he attended a college that didn’t exist.
Rosemary Haefner, former chief human-resources officer at CareerBuilder, said these lies may be “misguided attempts to compensate for lacking 100% of the qualifications specified in the job posting.”
But Haefner said candidates should concentrate on the skills they can offer, rather than the skills they can’t offer.
“Hiring managers are more forgiving than job seekers may think,” Haefner explained. “About 42% of employers surveyed said they would consider a candidate who met only three out of five key qualifications for a specific role.”
7. Details that give away your age
If you don’t want to be discriminated against for a position because of your age, it’s time …read more
Source:: Business Insider