What not to include in CV
As a job seeker, you’ll come to know of innumerable advices that will suggest you what your CV should include and how it will make a positive impact on the recruiter. But how many times, you have been told what not to include in your CV? Well, you’ll know about it tight here! Read on, to know.
Professional and educational information not related to the job applied is a strict no-no. Let us explain to you in detail. Assuming that a candidate has applied for a marketing job and he may have done an accounting course/SAP/Tally course during his college, so he does not have to mention that in his CV as it does not have relevance to the job applied for. So, this information should not be included in the resume.
Sometimes, candidates put too much in of the personal details such as hobby and personal interests. This acts as a huge distraction for the recruiter who wants only the relevant information for the job applied. Personal details should begin with name, contact details and end with the address. No descriptive language is required as what you prefer in cooking. However if you are applying for the job in the restaurant business, then it is completely appropriate to mention that. But if it’s a corporate job, make sure that you omit all such details.
Do not exaggerate your skills and mention only the ones for which you can provide the relevant details. For instance, if you mention that you have leadership skills then you should name the project in which you have the demonstrated your skills and the results which you have achieved when you led your team. It would be much better, if you put down the achievements in facts and figures. Do not lay down information in a vague manner because it will not fetch you the desired results.
So, now you know what not to include in the CV and you can get rid of the unwanted details in your CV making it highly professional.