Craig Fisher (twitter: @fishdogs) on his Career Branding for Social Animals blog shared the results of his informal LinkedIN query to recruiters and hiring managers about the top things to leave off the resume. You can read the post with the top 10 list or check out the Wordle image he put together that tells it all.
Craigs' top 10 things to leave off your resume.
10. Religious or Political affiliations
4. Family info (marital status, children, pets)
3. References available upon request
2. Anything not relevant to the position for which you are applying
What you think?
Thanks to HR World for compiling this excellent cheat sheet of links to help the job seekers and hiring managers interview better. It doesn't mater how confident you are with your awesome interviewing skills, even the most awesome get hung up on something in an interview from time to time.
I recommend candidates also study resources applicable to hiring managers. Understanding the process from their perspective and what they are looking for will only help you to present yourself better.
Here's a brief overview of the type of information compiled in the 100 resources.Sample interview questions for candidates and good answersTypes of interviewsTips and interview techniques for hiring managersInterviewing strategies for candidatesHow to dressWhat not to do on an interviewInterview preparation steps and adviceAfter interview follow-up and thank you lettersResume help
The list is extensive, so no need repeating here. Enjoy!
The Interviewing Cheat Sheet: 100 Resources for Interviewers and Candidates - HRWorld.com