- 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.
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