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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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What to Leave Out of Your Résumé

When people copy from other résumés without thinking about it, they carry around baggage that doesn’t make sense to include, simply because they saw someone else do it. Every word on your résumé must have value and not detract from the rest. Here’s a partial list of what to leave out.

Anything You Can’t Be Asked in an Interview

There are topics that U.S. law prevents an employer from asking you about in an interview, such as religious affiliations and national origin. Chapter 10, Too Much Information covers these in depth. If you can’t be asked about it in your interview, don’t put it in your résumé.

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In many European countries, it’s common to attach a small photo of yourself to your résumé. In the United ...

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