Twelve Points to Leave Off Your Resume - Slide 4

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Conventional wisdom suggests keeping your resume somewhat impersonal. On the other hand, some companies really want to know about your external cultural life. A well-rounded applicant may want to demonstrate a bit of literacy in video or other art forms. This is a tricky maneuver and should avoid controversial topics.

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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