Things To Remove On Your Resume
Rene Cheng

When it comes to resumes, what are some things you should include or exclude? You can make many approaches in crafting your resume, but many ways can ruin your resumes and may lose the recruiter’s interests. Here are some things I removed from my resume before landing a job. 

Unnecessary Text - An over the top objective 
You don’t need an objective statement. Don’t write an over-the-top objective on your resume, especially when you do not have much experience. If you want, keep it simple. Recruiters already know you are inexperienced. Instead, use irregularities. Address something that they don’t know. For example - “A recent graduate student looking to obtain a data analyst position in the Entertainment Industry in New York.” 

Irrelevant Experiences
Many students, as we all know, have worked part-time jobs. Whether you worked as a cashier, a server, or anything else, if the experiences don’t align with the job you are applying for, delete them. Instead, try tailoring the job titles differently. If you apply for an analyst position, try using the word analyst in one of your past working experiences. Please remember that you only want to show the employers what is relevant.

High School Education (If you graduated from a college already)
Take out your high school education, especially when you are in or already graduated from college. Going to college automatically means you have completed the high school coursework, so use that space for something more relevant. 

Many college students may be confused about whether they should put their GPA on their resume. The answer is, if your GPA is higher than 3.5, include it. If it is lower than 3.5, just save the space for something else. Also, GPA does not define who you are, so don’t worry too much about it. 

Unprofessional email address
Check your email address before you write it on your resume. If you have an email address you create when you were 12 years old, and it sounds “childish,” use a different one! Use an email address that is professional, followed by your first name and last name, to avoid confusion. 

So, here it is! These are the five things I removed from my resume before landing a job. Remember that resumes are not your tattoo, but you should also try your best to showcase who you are in your resume when looking for a job. 

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