What’s Better Left Unsaid
Knowing what to leave off your resume can be just as important as knowing what to include. Do not include the following:
◆ Salary history or requests
◆ Reference information
◆ Personal data
Let’s talk about why these items are best left off your resume.
Although some job advertisements ask for a resume and salary history, the two do not go together. Discussion about salary belongs in the interview, not on the resume. It is to your advantage not to make a monetary request before an interview. Indicating salary requirements before the interview may increase your chances of being screened out and decrease your bargaining power during salary negotiations.
When creating your reference sheet ...