of Resume Overkill
Nearly everything written about resume design concentrates on what you should put in. But let’s look at what should be left out, or at least minimized.
Item #1: Salary history or salary requirements.
Item #2: References.
Item #3: Superfluous materials.
Item #4: Personal information.
Not long ago, I received a resume from a candidate who felt the need to put his bowling average
on his curriculum vita. The person must have thought that kind of information
might improve his chances of being interviewed. Given the choice, would I show
his resume to an employer? Not a chance.
Remember, the greater
the relevancy between your resume and the needs of the employer, the more
seriously your candidacy will be considered. Say what you need to get the
job—and nothing more.
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