by Vault Careers | May 31, 2016
Some things are inappropriate for a resume, or simply better not to include. Here are some rules of thumb about what to avoid when writing your resume.
1. Personal Information
Don’t include personal information like your marital status, religion, race, etc. Employers aren’t allowed to ask questions about these things, and including them on your resume might cause you to be discriminated against, but you would never know for sure. The only exception is if you’re applying for international jobs, in which case some of this information is considered standard. Consult a professional or a manual on international resumes to determine standard practices for the country in question. More and more, however, resumes are leaning toward a standard U.S. style approach.