Twelve Points to Leave Off Your Resume - Slide 5

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Many of us use psychotherapists to navigate some of life’s rough patches. Anyone who has survived a long stretch of unemployment or a layoff needed help, whether they got it or not. Still, the image of you working your way through a Kleenex box while on the couch is not a great picture to paint for the person you want as your new boss. As for parental involvement in your job hunt — only if you like sleeping on their couch for another extended period.

The first hurdle in any job hunt is building your resume. Ultimately, your first draft is a template for something that you are going to tailor based on each opportunity (if you’re serious about the job). Pulling it together is a painful process of learning how to see yourself from the outside. Writing for Glassdoor.com, John Sumser, founder and editor-in-chief of HRExaminer, offers a few guidelines for items you should definitely not include in your resume.

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