As young professionals, we want to blow away employers with our credentials. That means we often pack everything we can into a résumé with little regard for the reader’s time and attention.
Well, we live in a hectic world, and employers don’t have time to sift through our autobiographies for the information that matters.
Open your résumé and cut out these nine items. They are unnecessary, and won’t help your job search.
1. Anything from high school-and a lot from college (Part I)
You’re an adult in the real world. After college, nothing from high school matters. If you’re a recent college graduate and need to lean on college credentials, only list the most impressive extracurriculars—not every club you joined.
You will never hear this: “Treasurer of your freshman dorm? Wow! When can you start?”
2. Your résumé bullet points 5-10
The difference between you jobless and you with a job is the ability to quickly explain yourself.
3. A lot from college (Part II): A list of your college classes