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7 ITEMS TO REMOVE FROM YOUR CV NOW


7 items to remove from your CV immediately!


In the world of resumes, brevity is an art and a door to your next job: the more succinct your page is, the more easily the recruiter will find some formidable achievement that catches their eye.



The director of a company precisely dedicated to helping create great CVs recommends that you eliminate these elements from yours; they are pure filler that can make reading difficult or make your future boss give up on time and throw the paper away


In the world of resumes, brevity is an art and a door to your next job: the more succinct your page is, the more easily the recruiter will find some formidable achievement that catches their eye.

The director of a company precisely dedicated to helping create great CVs recommends that you eliminate these elements from yours; they are pure filler that can make reading difficult or make your future boss give up on time and throw the paper away.


Specifically, a good CV eliminates any unnecessary data so that a visual scan always finds something remarkable about the candidate. So these are the things you should remove from your resume right now before continuing with your job search. The list below is taken from an article that Peter Yang wrote for the CNBC portal.


1. Irrelevant hobbies and interests

Everyone has a hobby "and many people believe that they are unique because of it and that including them in the CV will make them stand out from other candidates."



However, this resume expert recommends that you only include hobbies that are directly related to the job title you are applying for.


For example, if you want a job as a community manager in an eSports company, and it turns out that you are captain of a League of Legends team, including it will give you more credibility as an expert and fan on the subject. But, within this same example, explaining that you like to read will only make the recruiter believe that you are wasting time.


2. Too many soft skills

Although it is good to explain that you master certain soft skills (personal attributes that are not specifically related to the job, but that help to complete it successfully), creating a megalist will only show that you have not done a previous research to include the most useful skills for the job. job.


"I usually recommend that you put on more hard (work-related) skills than soft. In the case of soft skills, it is better to empirically demonstrate the impact they have had on your career path rather than simply listing them."



Yang puts for example the ability to multitask. Instead of presenting it like this, without context, you can put "I have led multiple projects from start to finish that have increased profits by X%."


3. Photo

It may surprise you to learn that a ID photo can be annoying on a resume, but "some bosses or recruiters consider candidates who post photos to be unprofessional." By that, Yang means that in the world of work what counts in theory is your experience, not your appearance. Also, keep in mind that a photo can alter the structure of existing resume templates.


4. Personal pronouns (and the first person in general)

Why is it better to write "Teams of up to 5 workers have been managed" than "I have managed teams of up to 5 workers"? Because it is your CV so it is taken for granted that everything you include in it talks about you. So abusing the "I", "he" ... it is repetitive and even indirectly it can make you look like someone egocentric.


5. An old email address

What do you think when someone gives you an email account that ends with hotmail or yahoo? You think this is an old-fashioned person, right? Well, recruiters may think the same of you if they see that you do not have a more current address such as gmail or outlook. Especially if you apply for a technology and / or cutting-edge company!


6. Your home address

It is true that in the past it was common and advisable to include your full address. But currently several factors must be taken into account.



The shorter the better resumes and 4-5 lines to include an address is wasted space. On the other hand, in a first phase of personnel selection, the location of the candidate is not so important, and it is usually clarified in successive interviews. In addition, there are many jobs they can do remotely. In that case, this information is totally irrelevant.


"It can also put your privacy in jeopardy if your CV ends up being stolen in any way."


7. Work experiences of more than 10-15 years ago

"Unless you are just out of college, or you are a senior executive with decades of experience, you should not add more than 4-5 work experiences that do not go beyond the last 10-15 years," explains Peter Yang. .


The reason is that for a recruit an "old" work experience does not mean anything: they are achievements, skills and challenges that were surely carried out with environments / tools / procedures that are already out of date. The important thing is the new! It is there where you must detail tasks, successes and experiences.

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