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What Are 3 Things You Should Not Put on Your Resume?

What Are 3 Things You Should Not Put on Your Resume?

Here are some of the things that should not be on your resume:


  1. Irrelevant information. 
  2. Unnecessary personal details. 
  3. Big chunks of text that are not formatted properly/difficult to skim. 


First, remember that tailoring your resume to the job ad is crucial. Every line counts, so make sure to proofread your resume multiple times and see if everything you’ve included serves a purpose. 


Secondly, don’t waste space on personal and contact information that doesn’t have to be there. This includes your age, home address, personal social media accounts (unless they have some direct connection and significance to the application), and your photo (if you’re applying for a job in the US). 


Lastly, proper resume formatting will ensure your resume is ATS-compliant and easy to read. Add resume bullets, use headings and bold type to create sections, and highlight important details. 


Consider using a professional resume template to guide you through the process. You can also read our tips on how to write a resume to seal the deal.


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Aleksandra Nazaruk
Aleksandra is a career expert at Zety. Having experienced both sides of recruitment processes in various industries, she is confident you just need the right approach to land the job you want. In her guides, she strives to deliver straightforward tips that bring maximum impact.

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