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Don't Include These 10 Things On Your Resume

For job seekers, the resume may be the most important document they need. After all, what's on that simple piece of paper can mean the difference between landing an interview and landing in the circular file.

While most job seekers concentrate on what they should include on their resume, few pay attention to what they shouldn't include. This article explores 10 things you should never put on your resume.

1). A crazy objective

So you want to be the next Bill Gates. Terrific! And you may even have the chops to make it happen. But please don't put it in your objective

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Writing Your Resume- 6 Steps (Part 1)

How to Write An Effective Resume

Part 1 - Write a resume that generates results
Part 2 - How to knock the socks off a prospective employer
Part 3 - The evidence section: How to present your work history, education, etc.
Part 4 - A few guidelines for a better presentation
Part 5 - I'm not sure the job I'm looking for is the right one for me
Part 6 - Add power to your resume with power words

Part 1: WRITE A RESUME THAT GENERATES RESULTS

Writing a great resume does not necessarily mean you should follow the rules you hear through the grapevine. It does not have to be one page or follow a specific resume format. Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication. It should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do. Instead of a bunch of rules and tips, we are going to cut to the chase in this brief guide and offer you the most basic principles of writing a highly effective resume.

Part 1 Continued

Writing Your Resume- Grab Their Attention (Part 2)

Part 2 - HOW TO KNOCK THEIR SOCKS OFF

To write an effective resume, you have to learn how to write powerful but subtle advertising copy.

Not only that, but you must sell a product in which you have a large personal investment: you. What's worse, given the fact that most of us do not think in a marketing-oriented way naturally, you are probably not looking forward to selling anything, let alone yourself. But if you want to increase your job hunting effectiveness as much as possible, you would be wise to learn to write a spectacular resume.

You do not need to hard sell or make any claims that are not absolutely true.

Part 2 Continued

Writing Your Resume -The Evidence Section (Part 3)

Part 3 - THE EVIDENCE SECTION - HOW TO PRESENT YOUR WORK HISTORY, EDUCATION, ETC.

Most resumes are not much more than a collection of "evidence," various facts about your past. By evidence, we mean all the mandatory information you must include on your resume: work history with descriptions, dates, education, affiliations, list of software mastered, etc. If you put this toward the top of your resume, anyone reading it will feel like they are reading an income tax form. Let's face it, this stuff is boring no matter how extraordinary you are. All this evidence is best placed in the second half of the resume. Put the hot stuff in the beginning, and all

Part 3 Continued