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Most of the focus on resume writing has been about writing your resume. Not much attention has been given to what not to include on your resume. But are there any inclusions that could cost you an interview? Certainly – you need to follow resume etiquette to ensure that you come across as a consummate professional. Here’s a discussion of a few.
Bad-mouthing your previous job, boss, or co-workers:
You may have abhorred everything about your last job but you can’t vent your anger in
Mentioning your hobbies:
It is best not to mention hobbies in
Lies about your work experience or educational background:
Lying about where you finished high school is one thing, but faking a Masters’s degree is entirely different! Keep in mind that these days, almost all employers conduct a background check on candidates. Also keep in mind that your Recruiter can, with a single phone call, get all the information he/she seeks about your job history. Avoid telling blatant lies or you stand to be disqualified from the remainder of the hiring process.Most of the focus on resume writing has been about writing your resume. Not much attention has been given to what not to include on your resume. But are there any inclusions that could cost you an interview?Click To Tweet
Physical characteristics and health information:
Never submit your photograph along with
Employers do not have any legal right to know about your health issues/status. Only questions about job-relevant health conditions can be posed by the employer. If you and your doctor feel that you are healthy enough to perform your duties as expected, health issues should not make an appearance on
Words and phrases that make
your resume sound boring:
It takes only a few words and phrases to make
Quantify your achievements into numbers and specific instances that help the Recruiter get a good grasp of your contributions, capability, and the value you can bring to the organization.
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