May 20, 2019 - 04:24 PM
Employers can get in legal hot water if it's believed that they hired – or rejected – a job candidate because of something like race, age, religion or gender. For that reason, employers do not like to have incredibly personal information listed on a resume – this includes personal photographs, information about your marital status, etc. Employers also do not want to see unprofessional information on a resume; for example, a slangy or suggestive email address like email@example.com. They also do not want to see random hobbies listed; for example, "Civil War reenactor" (that is unless you are applying for work at a Civil War museum).
Employers consider a resume for only seconds, so don't clutter your resume with charts and graphs and tricked-out visuals, or unnecessary or outdated information, such as an objective statement or references (you can provide references later when requested). Employers don't want to see resumes that have not been carefully proofread. Your resume must be free of factual errors, spelling mistakes, and poor grammar. Often, employers are looking for resumes to immediately toss so they can narrow down their choices, and mistakes like the ones profiled above can exclude you from consideration for the job very quickly.
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