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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:

  1. Your social security number.
  2. Your driver’s license number.
  3. Your past or current salary.
  4. Praising adjectives like “savvy,” “smart” or “a highly strategic leader.”
  5. Any information that is confidential to an ex-employer.
  6. Your height, weight, race, religion, ethnicity, marital or parental status, political affiliation, hair color or eye color.
  7. The names and contact details for your professional references.
  8. Your banking information or any financial information.
  9. Your GPA, unless you have graduated from college/university within the last year or two.
  10. Your photograph.

We hope these tips help you in your job search. Stay tuned next week for another session with our Recruiter!