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10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume
What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off: 1. An objective. Resume objectives never help and often hurt. Not only do they feel outdated at this point, but they're all about what you want, rather than what this stage of the hiring process is all about--what the employer wants. 2. [Related: 10 Things Your Interviewer Won't Tell You] One exception to this rule is if the job was short-term because it was designed that way, like contract work or, say, working on a political campaign. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. [Related: How Recent Grads Can Land Jobs] 9. 10. Alison Green writes the popular Ask a Manager blog, where she dispenses advice on career, job search, and management issues. More From US News & World Report

6 Resume Red Flags for the Modern Age As we all know times are changing and the recruitment and candidate market place is changing with it. Candidates no longer submit hand-written, hard copy resumes; they don’t always interview face-to-face. No-one expects a job for life these days; candidates have a wealth of job search information resources available to them on the Internet and they can apply for jobs at the click of a button. These changes to the recruiting and job seeking landscape are beginning to filter through to the resume short-listing process, which must adapt to suit the modern marketplace. For example, where once a candidate who changed jobs twice in a decade might have seemed unstable, in the modern age this might be the norm and could even constitute a long tenure. So, I thought it would be a good time to take stock five of the key resume red flags and update them to ensure they are in line with the modern age. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

10 Words You Should Remove From Your Resume Right Now Are you a "creative" and "effective" job candidate? News flash: you're also "predictable," like a lot of other applicants using these same buzzwords. LinkedIn released their annual list of the most overused buzzwords on their 187 million profile pages this week, with "creative" taking the dubious honor for the second year in a row. Words commonly used on LinkedIn are also likely to appear on resumes, meaning the list outlines the buzzwords you should be avoiding when formatting and writing your own resume. 1. The lack of creativity in using the word "creative" to describe qualifications isn't confined to the U.S. -- it was also the most overused buzzword in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Singapore, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Still, removing the unoriginal buzzword entirely can be difficult. Separate from pure semantics there's plenty of other ways to make your resume stand out. Loading Slideshow Ridiculous Resumes & Cover Letters 1 of 22 Hide Thumbnails 70 Points