Attention! There may be parts of your resume that you can immediately remove or change because they are either hurting you or taking up valuable space.
Unless you are asked for one, do not include a photo. Employers expect that you have one on your online career profiles, but not on your resume.
You only need your city and state or city and country if you’re outside the United States.
If you’re using an objective statement at the top of your resume, stop. Employers don’t care what your goal is – they want to know what you can do to support their goals. Use 3-4 lines or bullets that summarize your career and skills as they relate to what you want to do next. This brief statement should show the employer, using data from the job posting, that you meet the main required qualifications.
Marcelle Yeager, president of Career Valet, has joined the Washington Network Group's Career Development Roundtable Steering Committee. In this role, she will help advise the founder and chairman on professional development topics and programs.
Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough. When you’ve accomplished a lot in your career, it can be difficult to pick what to remove — so here’s what to cut out.