Aug 14, 2018 - 02:46 PM
The item most commonly mistakenly included in a resume is objectives. There are many jobseekers who think their goals are exactly what the resume revolves around, and this is partly because this was once the case. But modern resumes focus on what you can do for the employer, rather than what they can do for you. So avoid describing your career goals in your resume. The one exception to this is for those with no working experience. In this case, it is acceptable, although not necessarily expected, for jobseekers to include an objective statement at the beginning.
Additionally, you should never include anything that does not relate to the job you want directly. This applies to both skills and experiences. If it is a skill you would not use if hired, do not mention it in the resume. Likewise, if a particular position you held did not develop skills that relate, it should also not appear on the document.