Six Items You Should Never Put in Your Resume
The most common mistake made by people who attempt to put
together their first resume is that they put in too much
information. They want to describe everything that they have
ever done from the moment of conception to the present. The
resume ends up being too long, and nobody will read it.
The most important piece of information that you should retain
is that your resume, no matter how well it is put together, will
only get a 15 to 30 second review by the person who does the
That person is normally someone in Human Resources whose job is
to look at hundreds of resumes per day. You must create your
resume in such a way that it gives all the information they need
in a maximum of 30 seconds.
There is information that, under most circumstances, should not
be in a resume. This includes: