By Bill Radin
Nearly everything written about resume design concentrates on what you should put in. But let's look at what should be left out, or at least minimized.
Item #1: Salary history or salary requirements.
I've never heard one good reason to mention your past, current, or expected salary. If you see a classified ad that says, "Only resumes with salary history will be considered," don't believe it. If your resume is strong enough, you'll be contacted. Once contacted, be forthright.
Item #2: References.
If you have high-impact or well known professional references, fine. Otherwise, "References: Available Upon Request" will do just fine. Avoid personal references like your minister or your attorney, unless they happen to be Billy Graham or Sandra Day O'Connor.
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1) 10 Tips for Dealing with Recruiters
2) Questions Recruiters Receive From Candidates
3) Resume Do's and Don'ts
4) Candidate Interviewing Tips
6) Important Interview Questions and Your Answers
7) 10 Reasons for Not Accepting a Counter Offer
8) Resume Design Tips & Example
9) Beefing Up an Anemic Resume
10) The Dangers of Resume Overkill
11) Improve your Resume - In today's competitive employment market, your resume has to stand out in order to get the attention of the decision maker and create a strong impression
12) Top 10 Interview Blunders
13) Resume Tips for Engineers Over 40
14) Book - How to land a Job in a World of High Unemployment
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