1. Primary or high school information
Unless you are a fresh graduate you should not include information about primary or high school in your resumé. Focus on recent certifications, trainings and Bachelor, or Masters Degree only.
2. Unprofessional photo
Some may say you should remove the picture from your resumé, especially in the US, but I think that here, in Europe it is a must to put a good picture in the CV, as recruiters remember you more if you do and you will anyways meet them in person, so I see no need to hide your face. In my opinion recruiters are human as well and we remember visual content easier. But if your resumé picture is “scary” it might scare recruiters, so only include a picture if it is professional, so no pictures of your cute pets, significant other or party pictures.
3. Passive language skills
If you really can not use a language anymore, as you studied it 10 years ago and never used since I believe it is worth to remove it. Meanwhile sign up for a language course and get it active again. 🙂
4. Series of short-lived jobs
You shouldn’t include all the jobs you did during studies and which lasted less, than 3 or 6 months and are not relevant for the job.
5. Really obvious skills
Everyone says they are a team player, creative and flexible in there CV. Put something original and prove your creativity or don’t put anything! 🙂
6. Unprofessional e-mail address
It might have worked in high school, but no one can take you serious anymore with an email like “email@example.com”.
+1 Marital status
After publishing this post I got a suggestion from my network for an additional thing to be removed, which is the marital status. I agree, although later you might be asked if you have a family etc. The most irrelevant I have seen in a CV has been: “Martial status: In a relationship”, so don’t forget you are not on facebook. 😉