Obviously you shouldn't lie on your resume. Because if you're caught there's no way you'll get the job. But here are five more things that shouldn't be on your resume.
1. An "objective" at the top. It's old school, and you don't need it. Almost no one writes anything interesting, and the objective is obvious . . . to get the job you're applying for.
Some people replace it with a "qualifications" section, which is sort of like a quick summary of what you're best at.
2. Your current work email. Always list your personal email address. And make sure it's something professional. No matter how much you love horses, "horse-lover 25" WILL ruin a perfectly good resume.
3. Big words you'd never use in real life. One or two might be okay, but you don't want it to seem like you wrote the thing with a thesaurus next to you.
4. Tiny, unrelated jobs from 15 years ago. List jobs that show you have the experience you need to do the job you're applying for. The exception would be if you did something for a really well-known company like Google . . . you can leave that on there.
5. Hobbies. If you've played piano for 15 years, great. But unless the job somehow involves a piano, no one cares. The one time it's okay to include a hobby is when you're young and don't have a lot of work experience.
From our red room here at the radio station, to Jimmy Fallon. Love seeing the success of X Ambassadors! These guys are so talented and great. Watch the awesomer performance of their hit single "Renegades" below!
When you go down your checklist and pack for your next vacation, feel free to FORGET this stuff. Here are five things you shouldn't take with you when you go on vacation . . .
1. Anything irreplaceable you don't HAVE to take. Or at least don't pack it in your luggage. Like if you HAVE to bring your grandfather's watch, make sure it stays with you the entire time. And if your engagement ring isn't insured, why risk it?
2. Sunblock. Or any other liquid, really. If it's over 3.4 ounces you can't carry it on the plane, and if you put it in your luggage, there's a chance it'll break open and ruin everything.
You COULD be all organized and buy travel-sized bottles . . . but why not just travel light and buy it when you get there?
3. A hair dryer. Even budget motels have them, so it's not worth lugging around the extra weight.
4. Too many shoes. Unless you're going somewhere for a month, you shouldn't need more than two pairs.
5. Too much clothing in general. Most people pack at least one really dressy outfit, just in case they need it. Then they almost never do, so be realistic. If you're going to the beach, you won't need an evening gown.
Here are five mistakes you might be making with booze . . .
1. Using a frosted beer glass. It makes it foam up, and kills the flavor. Plus, it doesn't really make the beer that much colder.
2. Letting the champagne cork pop off. The right way to open champagne is to untwist the wire thing on the cork, but leave it on. Then put your thumb on top of it, hold onto the cork, and twist the BOTTLE.
3. Tilting your glass too much or too little when you pour beer. The right way to keep the foam down is to hold the glass at a 45-degree angle.
4. Letting the bottle touch the glass when you pour wine. Apparently you're a classless heathen if you do that.
5. Taking Tylenol for a hangover. The alcohol in your system makes acetaminophen toxic for your liver. Which is why aspirin and ibuprofen are better.
In fact, men who regularly take Tylenol aren't supposed to have more than two drinks a day. And for women, it's one drink.
Some people buy everything online now. A friend who has free shipping with Amazon told me he bought a single TOOTHBRUSH on there the other day. But here are six things that experts say you should never buy online.
1. Kids' shoes. Their feet grow too fast, so it's better to try them on first.
2. Flowers. Obviously everyone buys them online now, on big holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. But if you're close by, you can get a much better bouquet for less money if you go through a local florist.
3. Furniture. It's better to actually sit on it first. Because if you don't like it, it's expensive to send back. And a lot of online furniture stores charge for shipping AND tack on a delivery charge . . . and both might not be refundable.
4. High-end musical instruments. If you're buying a cheap guitar for your kid, that's fine. But if you want something good, it's worth the extra money to go to a music store and make sure it sounds the way you want it to. Plus, it could get damaged in the mail.
5. Rugs. You can't really tell what the exact color is by looking at a photo on your computer. And they're also a pain to send back if you don't like it. Discount websites like RugsUSA.com don't usually cover the return shipping.
6. Mattresses. It's a really expensive purchase, so you want to lie on it first. But not just because of the expense . . . you spend so much of your life sleeping, buying a mattress is the one purchase you don't want to cut corners on.