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Easy things your resume doesn’t require

There is a lot of information on the internet that keeps telling you what information you need to add and so forth. Most of this information is what you are used to-it’s generally useless and won’t add any vale to your job search. In general, your resume needs to be as brief as it possibly can for different reasons. This article looks at some of the things you probably add on your resume and they don’t add up at all.

Here is a list of the things you should consider removing from the resume.

Unless it’s expressly indicated in the job description that a photo is required on the resume, there is no need whatsoever to add it there. When you add a photo on the resume, it can in fact, work against you-distract the readers, create personality judgments and even result in them suing your ass. It also takes up more space you need to cover with quality value facts.

It is much better to put your photos on a personalized professional website, like those you can make for free at

Objective statement
Quality employers never look at this statement because, naturally it’s just fluff and makes no real sense or value. To add on this when you attached the cover letter to the employer, it should already tell the employer what you plan to do for their company and the position you are applying for. Whenever you can, this piece of useless statement needs to be he first one to he stricken off your resume for best results.

This is an aspect of the resume that adds no value at all and needs to be struck out as much as possible. Naturally employers will only be interested in references when they get an interest to hire you. This is certainly later in the interview stage and therefore, no need to add references at request or such other lines in the resume.

Salary requirements
There is no need to add salary requirements in the resume if you expect it to ever seen the light of day. Employers are usually only interested in discussing salary requirements at a later stage of the hiring stage, possibly at the interviewing stage. It’s a detail your resume doesn’t need and should be removed fast.

Your resume doesn’t need any jargon. Remove all traces of it in the resume as fast as you can. You may be tempted to use colloquialism in your resume-please don’t. Explain your skills, education and accomplishments in simple to follow clear language and save jargon for your bar buddies.

Too much detail
There is no need to use the resume as a charm offensive to display everything about you. Your job is not a person and as such all personal details need to be removed unless the job expressly requires disclosure. These are details like marital status, religion, blood groups, etc.

These are usually good and sometimes, they are helpful. However, given different jobs need different resumes this is something you might consider replacing. In as much as possible, let your resume speak volumes in as little words as you possibly can-so long as it communicates its fine.


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