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Andy Lester, blogger, author of "Land the Tech Job You Love."
A photo, unless you're applying for a position as a model or actor.
A list of references.You'll be asked for them at the right point in the process. If you want the company to be impressed by whom you know or whom you've worked with, then put that in the cover letter.
"References available upon request." This is assumed. The reader will not think, "This guy has no references available, so toss his résumé."
An objective. Objectives are summaries of what you want to get from the company. It doesn't make sense to start selling yourself by telling the reader what you hope to get out of him. Replace your objective with a three- to four-bullet summary of the rest of the résumé.
Salary information. Disclosing your salary history weakens your position when negotiating a salary. It's also irrelevant on your résumé.
An unprofessional email address. Email accounts are free from Gmail, so there's no reason to use your "firstname.lastname@example.org" account for professional correspondence.
Meaningless self-assessments like "I'm a hard worker" or "I work well on a team." Everyone says those things, so they have no meaning. Instead, the bullets for each position on your résumé should give examples and evidence of these assertions.
Hobbies that don't relate to the job.Everyone likes to read and listen to music and spend time with their families. The exception is if the hobby somehow ties to the job or company. If you play guitar and you're applying to be an accountant for Guitar Center's corporate office, then mention that you play, even though your job won't involve guitar-playing directly.
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