Five Things That Shouldn’t Be on Your Resumé
If you haven't revamped your resumé in a while, here are some things you should make sure are not on there.
- Your GPA, unless you're still in college or just graduated. Most hiring managers just care if you have a degree. Putting your GPA makes you seem young and inexperienced.
- Super-old work experience. If you're in your 40's, it's definitely time to stop bragging about that Burger King gig you had in high school. 10 years is a pretty good cutoff point, but it depends. If you were at your last job for 8 years, then it's okay to list jobs from 10 or 15 years ago, just to fill the page.
- An "objective" at the top. It makes you seem old, because no one does it anymore. If you want to put something up there, make it a one or two-line summary about yourself that talks about why you'd be a good fit.
- Your weird, unprofessional email address. It's amazing how many people still use emails like, "AnimalLover212 " or YankeesFan93." If you want to use an email like that for personal stuff, fine. Just use a separate one for work stuff. Something like your first and last name, with your middle initial.
- "References available upon request." It's one of those throw-away lines that doesn't mean anything. If they want references, they'll ask, make sure you have them.
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