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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's never easy to figure out what to put on your résumé. But we're helping you out this morning. Here are five things you should consider leaving off of your résumé.
Check out the full list from Career Builder: 5 things to leave off your résumé
1. Objective statement - Objective statements, which usually start with, "I'm looking for a job that..." have long been considered out-dated. Employers aren't reviewing your résumé to find out what you want in a job; they want the résumé to tell them why they should want you.
2. References available upon request - Including a list of references or the statement, "References available upon request," isn't necessary, because it's expected that you have references, should an employer request them. Instead of taking up valuable space, create a separate document that lists your references and their contact information.
3. Outdated or irrelevant information - Résumés are about quality, not quantity. Hiring managers don't have time to read through three pages' worth of positions held, dating back to when you were a dog sitter in high school. Consider removing any experience that is more than a decade old, especially if it's not applicable to the position for which you're applying.
4. Personal attributes - Unless you're applying for a modeling job or another position where looks are a factor, leave your picture off your résumé. Most employers shouldn't, and legally can't, care about your appearance; they just want to know why you'd be good for the job.
5. False claims - Besides running the risk of getting caught, why would you want a job if you're not adequately prepared for it? If you don't know what you're doing, the jig will be up quickly, and you'll just find yourself jobless again and having burned important bridges.