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11 things you should never put on your CV

Looking for a job in the new year? Then take our advice and make sure not to put these on it…

AS THE NEW Year dawns, some of you may be seeking employment, alternative or otherwise.

Getting your CV together is one of the most important steps, so you really don’t want to put the wrong thing on it.

“Somewhere between 95 to 99 per cent of resumes have stuff that shouldn’t be on there,” Eli Amdur, senior coach and adviser from the Amdur Coaching and Advisory Group, said.

The general rule is if you put anything on there that distracts the reader from your real accomplishments, then don’t do it. Resumes need to be concise and clear.

We take a look at the 11 things you should never put on your CV to help you with your new year goals.

11 things you should never put on your CV
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  • 1. Objective

  • 2. Work experience

  • 3. Take a pass on the personal stuff

  • 4. Don't exceed more than one page

  • 5. Don't list your hobbies

  • 6. Don't give them the chance to guess your age

  • 7. Don't write your CV in the third person

  • 8. Don't include references

  • 9. Use a professional email account

  • 10. Don't identify your phone number

  • 11. Current business info

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