Don’t put these 5 things on your resume

Don’t put these 5 things on your resume


Obviously you shouldn’t lie on your resume. Because if you’re caught there’s no way you’ll get the job. But here are five more things that shouldn’t be on your resume . . .

  1. An “objective” at the top. It’s old school, and you don’t need it. Almost no one writes anything interesting, and the objective is obvious . . . to get the job you’re applying for.Some people replace it with a “qualifications” section, which is sort of like a quick summary of what you’re best at.
  2. Your current work email. Always list your personal email address. And make sure it’s something professional. No matter how much you love horses, “horse-lover 25” WILL ruin a perfectly good resume.
  3. Big words you’d never use in real life. One or two might be okay, but you don’t want it to seem like you wrote the thing with a thesaurus next to you.
  4. Tiny, unrelated jobs from 15 years ago. List jobs that show you have the experience you need to do the job you’re applying for. The exception would be if you did something for a really well-known company like Google . . . you can leave that on there.
  5. Hobbies. If you’ve played piano for 15 years, great. But unless the job somehow involves a piano, no one cares. The one time it’s okay to include a hobby is when you’re young and don’t have a lot of work experience.


Should Moms Include Their Parenting Skills on Their Resume? You Bet!

Should Moms Include Their Parenting Skills on Their Resume? You Bet!

Mom working from home

Being a good parent is equal parts drill sergeant, cook, doctor, house cleaner, and human waste removal specialist. So it’s good to see at least a few people are realizing those are all valuable skills.

A new Mother’s Day survey by found 8% of women now include their parenting skills on their resume.

The survey also found companies are pretty receptive to it . . . 69% of employers say that the stuff you do as a parent does qualify as relevant experience for a job.

The five parenting skills that translate best into the corporate world are: Patience . . . multitasking . . . time management . . . conflict management . . . and problem solving.

In spite of that . . . only 52% of moms who work say they’re equally successful in their careers and their family life. 34% say they’re more successful at parenting . . . 16% say they’re doing better at their job.