When polishing off your resume, it is not always black and white as to what is important to include, and what can be safely left off. The resume serves as a hook to get into an interview process with potential employers, and first impressions on paper can make or break your chances. The article, “5 Things to Leave Off Your Resume,” by Debra Auberbach lists information that is frivolous or needs not be present on your resume. They are…
1. An objective statement outlining the job you are looking to obtain
2. “References available upon request” or references listed
3. Outdated and irrelevant information, the goal is quality not quantity
4. Physical descriptions or pictures
5. False information
Visit the article for more in-depth information about why these things should be removed from a resume.