5 Signs Your Resume is Outdated
1. Including the "Objective" Statement
Objective Statements are no longer accepted in today's job market and should be replaced with a brief 2- 3 sentence career summary statement.
2. Listing the "References Available Upon Request" Statement
References are separate documents that should only be provided when the hiring manager actually "request" them. And they take up unnecessary white space, so omit this section from your resume.
3. Listing your High School Education
The only time it's acceptable to include your high school education on your resume, is if you are a high school student. However, once you graduate High School, or complete continuing education, remove your high school education from your resume.
4. Listing your full physical address
You should never add your physical address on your resume, as it may raise unwanted privacy and discrimination concerns. So just include your city, state, and zip code instead.
5. Listing jobs you've worked 20+ years ago
Most recruiters and hiring managers agree that it's best to include the last 10 - 15 years of work experience on your resume. This helps to prevent age discrimination, it keeps your resume relevant to the job, and it helps to keep your resume shorter, and no longer than 2 pages.