When you’re on the hunt for a new job, the last thing you want is to unknowingly sabotage your chances. The best way to keep that from happening is to ensure that your résumé is airtight. To start, get rid of these eight things.
1. An objective. If you’re applying to a job, chances are your objective is to get that job. Objectives or statements of purpose take up space that could be put to better use–and your cover letter is where you should really expand on what you have to offer.
2. A less-than-professional email address. Yogagirl25 is great for organizing brunches with friends, but when you’re applying for a job, stick to an email account that’s straightforward and professional. If that means making a new account, do it (seriously, Gmail is free).