Never Put These 3 Things On Your Resume — Put These 4 Alternatives Instead

There are many things people will tell you you should include on your resume. 

But you’ll find far less advice telling you what you shouldn’t include. 

Hobbies that aren’t relevant to the position

Sure, you may love ice skating and watching old movies, but unless these hobbies are directly relevant to the position you’re applying for, the hiring manager is going to raise an eyebrow if you include them on your resume. 

Instead, focus on interests that are relevant to the job.

Some hobbies and activities could be relevant to the role. For example, if you’re applying for a job in publishing and you have a book blog, that’s certainly something to include — in fact, it could even bolster your candidacy. 

Jobs that don’t relate to your current career path or are from a long time ago

Not every work experience is relevant to your current career or the job you’re hoping to land. While you don’t want to show gaps in your work history, if you did change careers or otherwise took a detour, try to link the experience to the role in some way, and keep it brief. 

Instead, highlight positions that demonstrate expertise in your field.

If you don't have professional experience in that area, highlight volunteer opportunities or courses that show your experience. 

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