30 things you should remove from your résumé immediately

5/27/2016
Jacquelyn Smith and Rachel Gillett

Hiring managers get 75 résumés per position they post, according to CareerBuilder.com, so they don't have the time or resources to look at each one closely, and they spend about six seconds on their initial "fit/no fit" decision.

If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and the perfect résumé to highlight them.

Here are 30 things you should never include on your résumé.

Vivian Giang and Natalie Walters contributed to earlier versions of this article.

1. An objective.

If you applied, it's already obvious you want the job.

The exception: If you're in a unique situation, such as changing industries completely, it may be useful to include a brief summary.

2. Irrelevant work experiences.

Yes, you might have been the "king of making milkshakes" at the restaurant you worked for in high school. But unless you are planning on redeeming that title, it is time to get rid of all that clutter.

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