Common Job Resume Mistakes

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Avoid common resume mistakes with the help of an expert on how to write a resume in this free job hunting video.

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Hi! My name is Tina Buechler from Business Growth Training, and I’m here today on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this clip, I want to talk about what not to include on your resume. Most of us have a fairly good idea of what to include and what not to include, but I wanted to make certain that we touched on some things that I often see and really should not be seen. First of all, you can put your name, address, and all of that information, but if you have an email address, you need to make certain that you check your email regularly. If you don’t check your email address regularly and don’t check for emails regularly, then don’t put an email address on your resume, because it’s not a good way to contact you. Other things to not include are jobs of short duration and jobs of more that 20 years ago. Other things to not include, things that contravene human right legislation. Things such as your height, weight, marital status, age. All of that information should not be included on your resume. These are things that don’t make you a better applicant for the position, so they should not be included. Focus on skills and abilities rather than characteristics, physical characteristics. Things also to avoid: citizenship. Defiantly never, show social insurance number or social security number. That should not be included on your resume. Another one is your references. Your references are not actually included on your resume. They are a separate document, and you make them at a separate time so that after your interview you can hand in your references when you have them ready, but they are not part of the actual resume.

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