Whether you’re looking for a job or already have one, it’s important to keep an updated resume on file. If you’re looking to refresh yours, weblog Divine Caroline suggests skipping common mistakes, like offering “references upon request”.
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The post outlines five signs that may indicate your resume is out of date. Among them is taking precious page space to indicate that your references are available upon request. In general, you should try to avoid any statements (such as the references one) that are glaringly obvious. Instead, keep a list of references and their respective contact details on-hand in case a prospective employer asks for them. Because this tends to happen late in the interview process and generally only if the company shows an interest in hiring you, there's no need to offer the information in advance.
The post goes on to say that you should also avoid outlining an objective since the employer obviously knows that you are looking for a job. Any objective explanations should ideally be detailed in your cover letter, not your resume.
Five Signs Yours Resume is Passe [Divine Caroline]