There is a lot of advice out there on how to showcase your best professional self on paper. But turns out, what you leave off your resume is just as important as what you include when it comes to making that first impression top-notch.

From deleting all negative language on social media to trimming down the number of pages, there’s a lot you can do to prevent your resume getting thrown out before the hiring manager even gets to look at your actual experiences.

Read the infographic below and make sure the next resume you hand out steers clear of the most common (and surprising) pitfalls.


Infographic courtesy of careersavvy. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.