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 bruceypants@somedomain.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.

GRS is committed to helping our readers save and achieve their financial goals. Savings interest rates may be low, but that is all the more reason to shop for the best rate. Find the highest savings interest rates and CD rates from Synchrony Bank, Ally Bank, GE Capital Bank, and more.