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What Should Not Exist In Your Resume?
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Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial “fit/no fit” decision.

If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight them.

Here are 34 things you should strike from your résumé right now.

http://www.businessinsider.sg/things-to-...me-2016-11
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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.
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2. Irrelevant work experiences
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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, points 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.
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3. Personal details

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 could lead to discrimination, which is illegal, so there’s no need to include it.
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4. Your full mailing address

A full street address is the first thing Amanda Augustine, a career-advice expert for TopResume, 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 tells Business Insider.
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5. More than one phone number

Augustine suggests only including one phone number on your résumé, and that number should really be your cell phone, so you can control who answers your incoming phone calls, when, and what the voicemail sounds like.

“Also, you don’t want employers trying to contact you in five different places, because then you have to keep track of that,” she says.
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6. Your hobbies
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In many cases, nobody cares.

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.
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7. 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, chief human-resources officer at CareerBuilder, says these lies may be “misguided attempts to compensate for lacking 10o% of the qualifications specified in the job posting.”

But Haefner says 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 explains. “About 42% of employers surveyed said they would consider a candidate who met only three out of five key qualifications for a specific role.”
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