Items NOT to Include on Your Resume


A report by ExecuNet, Overcoming Today’s Toughest Résumé Challenges, by Marji McClure, advises that job-seekers not include these items on their resumes: ExecuNetRezRpt.jpg
  • Subjective claims. Avoid using adjectives or adverbs, such as “creative” and “results-oriented.”
  • Personal information, such as hobbies, marital status, health status, political/religious affiliations, number of children.
  • Extracurricular activities.
  • GPA — if an executive has been out of school for many decades.
Sources: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Rachelle Canter, PhD, Jan Melnik and Meg Guiseppi.

You can download ExecuNet’s free publication, Overcoming Today’s Toughest Résumé Challenges, here.