6 Things That Don’t Matter on Your Resume


If your resume is feeling a little excessive (aka on more than one page) take a look at the below items and trim it back.


Your Apartment Number or Street Address – I recently read a LinkedIn post that putting your exact address leads people to judge you unnecessarily. Recruiters and hiring managers want to know if you are local, but they don’t need to know your apartment number or neighborhood.

Your Email Address You Created at 16Smuffywuffy92@hotmail.com needs to be retired (PS – I apologize if someone actually owns that email). If you don’t have a Gmail account, get one, it’s free. Make sure it’s related to your name. No one needs to know your hobbies based on your email address.

Where and When You Went to High School – Unless your High School diploma is the highest education level reached, keep it off your resume. Even if you’ve only completed a couple of semesters in a Community College or University, only include the information relevant after the age of 18.

When You Graduated – Remove the years you graduated. Why? Hiring managers are trying to figure out how old you are without illegally asking. Don’t let them write your story before you tell them your experience.

That You Were the President of the Drama Club – Unless it’s relevant to what you’re doing or want to do, your extracurricular activities from high school and college are not important on your resume.

How You Collated Documents – Focus on what was awesome about your past jobs and experiences. If you’ve only held administrative positions, you don’t need to have 20 bullet points about your daily tasks. Keep it simple and clear. Recruiters want to know that you’re capable, enthusiastic and professional, so show your best self on that piece of paper.