We've all heard about stuff you shouldn't include on your resume. Like personal interests, you're not there to make friends. Or a photo, unless you're applying to be a model.
--And obviously spelling and grammar mistakes can sink you too, because employers figure that if you don't care enough to proofread your resume, you'll have the same lack of concern for work in general. Here's a list from CareerBuilder of four MORE things.
#1.) Anything That's Not 100% True. Obviously you shouldn't lie on your resume, but it's worth repeating. Because maybe you're tempted to say your current salary is 10% higher than it is . . . so you can angle for better pay at a NEW job.
--Don't. EVERYTHING can be verified.
#2.) Your References. If they ask for them, send them separately, not as part of your resume. Some employers want to talk to specific people. So wait for THEM to tell you who they want to contact.
#3.) Details from Old Jobs that Aren't Relevant. Your resume should give a general outline of your job experience, and list a few accomplishments. Ideally, you should only include information that directly relates to the job you're applying for.
--But when you're applying for something you don't have a ton of experience in, it's tempting to include specific job duties from past jobs that AREN'T related to the one you're applying for. Don't. The hiring manager won't care.
#4.) Personal Information. That means anything like age, race, or religion. They're not relevant and won't help you get an interview. (CareerBuilder)