10 items to scrub from your resumé and LinkedIn profile

Cut the fluff that annoys recruiters. Start by deleting secondary skills, high school jobs, irrelevant hobbies and large chunks of text.

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How you highlight the skills you bring to the table can make or break your job search. It’s often the deciding factor between landing an interview or being passed over, so it’s crucial to spruce up your job-seeking content package.

There’s an art to presenting yourself in a compelling, professional manner. It’s a balancing act between saying too much and too little. You must find the sweet spot between effectively touting your accomplishments and excessively tooting your own horn.

Here are 10 things you can eliminate from your resumé and LinkedIn profile:

1. Secondary skills. Omit the skills you’d rather not be responsible for at your next job. Focus on the things you love, the things you’re good at and the things you want to keep doing.

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