The key personal data to put on a resume

A resume that is too long is not positive. Company recruiters prefer a layout where they can see all the key data they need to select a candidate at a glance. Therefore, try to eliminate all unnecessary information.

The first sentence that is left over is the heading that many people include at the beginning of the document, indicating that it is the “curriculum vitae” or “CV”. “The person who will receive it will know what type of document it is, and you will gain a little space,” says Belén Claver, a professional consultant, in an article on the Infojobs employment portal.

Likewise, the expert points out the personal information that must be entered and what can be suppressed, with the aim of gaining space and facilitating the work of a recruiter.

1. Name

It is advisable to put it in full, with name and surname. It is advisable to put the first name, and not the one you prefer to be called, because many times it can sound childish. Likewise, if the first surname is a name, the formula “de” can be used to avoid confusion.

2. Address

It is often too long. The essential thing is to put a postal code, the town, and in some cases the province. For CVs that are sent abroad, putting the country is enough.

3. Telephone

Perhaps the most important piece of information, since it is the one that is used for the company to get in touch. It is best to put only one, to try to facilitate the job of the recruiter. The prefix is ​​only needed when the CV is going to be sent abroad. Also, you have to be careful with the message left in the voice mail, or the waiting tones that some people have, as Claver denounces.

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4. Email

Much has already been written about the importance of email. The main thing is that it be serious. The opposite does not speak well of a professional. In addition, it is not necessary to indicate that it is an email address, since the recruiter knows very well what it is.

5. Date of birth

It is not necessary to put it. The expert considers that, as with the photo, it is unnecessary data, to avoid introducing a bias in the selection process.

6. Nationality

It is unnecessary, except for work abroad.

7. Marital Status

It should be an omitted fact in all selection processes.

8. ID

Neither ID nor Social Security number. “It is very strange that they come to request them,” says Claver.

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