Before sending out your job application, keep in mind this checklist of things to avoid listing on your resume:
- GPA – Unless your GPA is high (3.7+) for all educational institutions that you are listing on your resume AND you are a recent college graduate, there’s no reason to list your GPA.
- References – Most employers do not want references on your resume. Do not include them unless they are specifically asked for.
- Microsoft Office – Do you know how to use Word? Great, so do many others. Avoid listing skills such as Microsoft Office, Windows, or the like, as they are perceived as filler.
- Objective Statement – Only use this if you are a career changer or are submitting an application to a staffing agency.
- Your Picture – Are you an actor or a model? If not, leave this off your resume.
Aside from these five, carefully examine your resume before sending it out to avoid including any irrelevant information that may harm your chances of landing your next job. To ensure that your resume impresses potential employers, is tight, and professional, click here.