Experts have given various tips and must-do quips on resume writing. Oftentimes, a solid resume first relies on tried and true standards that can be remixed based on the company or the industry. Brazen Careerist offers tips on what not to include on your resume to maximize it’s success in landing you a gig:
DO include a link to your LinkedIn profile if it will present you in professional manner. Go over it carefully before you share this information with a prospective employer. You’ll want to make sure that anything you’re writing will complement your resume.
DON’T share your personal Facebook or other social network links if they may contain anything you wouldn’t feel comfortable seeing on a billboard in the middle of your city. Something you or a friend posted as a private joke may not seem very amusing to a hiring manager and could cost you a job offer. Err on the side of keeping your private life private.
DO deal with any lengthy gaps in your employment history directly. If you took a year off from work to travel, for example, include that so that the employer can fill in this blank easily.
DON’T leave a blank space on the resume without an explanation. The employer may wonder if you have something to hide.