10 Things You Should Never Include On Your CV

1. A photo of yourself

This might be a norm at some point of time in the future, but for now it is just distracting.


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2. Your hobbies

Nobody cares. If it is not applicable to the job you are applying for, it is simply a waste of space as well as a waste of the company’s precious time.

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3. Your ex boss’s name

Do not include your boss’s name on your resume until and unless you are okay with your future employer contacting your ex boss.


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  1. 4. Irrelevant work experiences

Yes, you might have been the “king/queen of making milkshakes” at a milkshake parlor you worked for in the past. But until you are planning on reliving that title, it is time to cross it off your CV.


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5. Your age

If you do not want to be classified against for a position on account of your age, it is time to eliminate your graduation date.


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6. Personal pronouns

Do not type your resume in the first or third person. It is understandable that everything on your CV is about you and your experiences only.

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7. Too much text

When you employ a 0.5-inch margin and an eight-point font to get everything to fit on just one page, this is a major fail.

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8. References

If your employers want to speak to your references, they’ll ask you.


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9. Social media URLs that are not related to the targeted position

Links to your prejudiced blogs or your Instagram account have no business on your CV.


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10. Your school grades

Once you are out of school, your grades are not so relevant.

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