A column over at CNNMoney has some good advice on what to leave out of your resumé.
- Don’t include your hobbies.
- Don’t include your marital status.
- Don’t include information about your children.
- Don’t explain why you’re moving to a new town.
- Don’t detail the reasons you left your previous jobs.
- Don’t send your resumé as an attachment with a questionable name. The article cites one person who sent a resumé saved as ‘ssseexxxyyy_2006′.
- Don’t offer an unprofessonial e-mail address. The article notes the real-life example of email@example.com.
- Don’t inlcude personal data like your home address or your Social Security number — don’t make yourself a target for identity theft.
“Adopt this simple motto,” [a staffing director] suggests. “Professional, yes. Personal, no.” Enough said.
Remember: Your most important asset is your health. Your second most important asset is your career. Help yourself to a good start by keeping your resumé professional.
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