Creating a resume is not easy. In fact, you may find it more difficult to create an eye-catching resume than to actually perform the functions of the job you're applying to.
To make the process easier, here are three things never to put on your resume:
1. What you're looking for in a job
Also known as a career objective, you shouldn't tell the employer what you hope to get out of the job. Instead of telling a staffing agency you are looking for a position that will provide you with ample opportunity to diversify your vegetarian cooking skills, tell them about the skills you already possess.
Instead of an objective, create a career summary that highlights important aspects of your resume and then relate those key points to the job's description
2. Irrelevant job experience
Your work as a customer service representative may be appropriate given that you have experience working with people. However your side hobby as a freelance writer is not.
Also, let's say you began your cooking career while a line cook at McDonalds. While the job was in the same field you presently work, it's not a relevant resume builder since you've have years of more appropriate experiences in the industry.
3. Poor explanations
Try to quantify your resume as much as possible. Noting that you know how to cook a splendid main course vegetarian meal like Deconstructed Eggplant Parmesan is not good enough. A staffing agency and family will want to know: did you make this meal for a small family of three or for a large wedding ceremony?