Here Are The Things You’re Putting On Your Resume That Make You Sound Old

By Alyssa Pereira

Earlier today, Sarah and Vinnie went over a list discussing the things you might be adding to your resume that are making you sound old.

Here are a few things that you might be doing that could be sabotaging your shot at landing your dream job—and what you can do to fix it.

1. Your email address is @aol.com.

These days, most people use Gmail accounts, or sometimes, they set up personal, custom-made emails (like john@johndoe.com). Using a service considered outdated like @aol.com or a cable-based email suffix (like @att.net) might make you seem out of touch.

2. You double space after a period.

Some people might be surprised to hear this one, but it’s true: double spacing after a period was essential when people were using typewriters. These days, almost no one does that. You shouldn’t either.

3. You list a home phone number as your contact.

Not many people have home phone numbers today. If you have one, that’s fine, but you might not want to list it as your contact number, mostly because you can’t see when someone calls you until you get home at the end of the day. However, if you don’t have a cell phone or don’t want to give out your personal cell phone number, there are ways around that. Try creating a Google Voice phone number to take your calls. You can access those from the Internet.

View all of the clues here at LinkedIn.

 

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