ASK THE RECRUITER!
Question: Is there anything I should leave off my resume?
Your resume is supposed to show a future employer why you would be a perfect fit for their company. It is important not to include any personal or confidential information as we live in an age of scammers. Take a look at these ten items to never include on your resume:
- Your social security number.
- Your driver’s license number.
- Your past or current salary.
- Praising adjectives like “savvy,” “smart” or “a highly strategic leader.”
- Any information that is confidential to an ex-employer.
- Your height, weight, race, religion, ethnicity, marital or parental status, political affiliation, hair color or eye color.
- The names and contact details for your professional references.
- Your banking information or any financial information.
- Your GPA, unless you have graduated from college/university within the last year or two.
- Your photograph.
We hope these tips help you in your job search. Stay tuned next week for another session with our Recruiter!