Sometimes, less really is more. It’s true of graduation speeches. Some would argue that it’s true ofcilantro, of Christmas music, or of cologne. It can even be true of your resume.
That’s not to say that there isn’t some merit to a nicely detailed, filled-out resume. As you tell the story of your career, crafting a true narrative from your list of accomplishments and professional credentials, you want to be thorough, and you don’t want to leave any significant experience out of the document.
With that said, not everything you see on a resume is helpful, and not everything service to enhance the allure of the candidate. Trust us: The Grammar Chic, Inc. resume writing team has seen resumes with headshots, ClipArt, and Comic Sans. True story: We even saw one resume that began with this clause: Well, I guess my only real skill is…
The point is, there is often more that you could add to your resume to make it complete; there also tends to be stuff you might leave off the resume to make it more appealing, more concise, more hard-hitting.
Some examples of things that you can cut from your resume right now include