Tuesday, 10 July 2012

20 things to leave off your CV

This post in the icould blog was written by someone from Position Ignition: UK Career Consultants

The 20 things that should not be included:
  1. ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or ‘CV’
  2. The word ‘Résumé’
  3. Photo
  4. Video
  5. Current work phone/email address
  6. Date of birth or age
  7. Nationality
  8. Race or religion
  9. Details of your marital status or children
  10. Reason for leaving your last company
  11. List of GCSEs/A Level subjects/degree modules
  12. Waffle
  13. Adjectives
  14. The first person
  15. The third person
  16. Hobbies such as reading, walking or dining out
  17. ‘References can be provided on request’
  18. LinkedIn recommendations
  19. Clipart/borders/illustrations
  20. Tables
There is a short explanation of each of these here.

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