The Ten Worst Things to Put on Your Resume

by Wall Street Job Report on August 6, 2012

According to a 2010 Accountemps survey, 28% of executives say the resume is where most job seekers make mistakes in the application process. But what exactly constitutes a mistake?

We talked with career coaches and resume writers to find ten gaffes that will guarantee that your resume never makes it past round one.

1. Unnecessary Details About Your Life 

There are a few personal details you should include on a resume: full name and contact information, including email, phone number and address. But beyond that, personal details should be kept to a minimum. If the prospective employer wants to know more than the minimum, they will ask you or figure it out for themselves.

2. Your Work Responsibilities as a Lifeguard When You Were 16…

“Don’t include information that will not advance you in your work goals,” says Rena Nisonoff, president of The Last Word, a resume-writing and job-coaching company in Boston. “Anything extraneous should be left off your resume.” That includes hobbies and irrelevant jobs you held many years ago.

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