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  • A common question is: Should I put my photo on a resume?

  • The answer is no.

  • No, you shouldn't.

  • Okay, cool, that's uh, that's finished.

  • Oh, you're, uh, still here.

  • I guess we should fill you in on other things that don't belong on a resume.

  • Firstly, leave your address off the resume.

  • You don't tell strangers your address, right?

  • Protect your privacy and safety by leaving your address off the resume.

  • Employers don't need to know, and it will stop an employer discounting your application because they think you live too far away.

  • Leave your birthdate off the resume.

  • Your age is your business and age discrimination is real for older and younger workers.

  • You are not required to tell an employer your age and it should not factor in whether you get the job.

  • No personal characteristics or interests.

  • Are you married? Single and ready to mingle?

  • Well, employers don't need to know about that.

  • Just like employers don't wanna see your photo on your resume, they also don't need to know about your personal characteristics.

  • So keep it professional, then get to the point.

  • No career objectives.

  • I am a hard worker and I wanna build my skills so I can reach the top of the professtop!

  • Employers want to know what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.

  • Instead of a career objective, place a summary statement at the top of your resume.

  • Keep typos out of your resume.

  • A resume is your first impression with an employer.

  • So, proofread your resume.

  • And then do it again.

  • And then again.

  • Don't let grammatical errors ruin an opportunity.

  • In summary...

  • [Summary: Leave these off the resume: Keep your photo away, leave your address off the resume, no birthdate, no personal characteristics or interests, beware typos.]

A common question is: Should I put my photo on a resume?

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Photos on resumes (And other things you shouldn't do)

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    Ingrid posted on 2020/03/13
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