Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, March 13, 2017
Great questions! When is comes to personal information, one should not overwhelm their resume and just keep it simple and straight to the point. The routine route one goes with is Full Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, and Email. Now if you would like to put your LinkedIn account link within this information, that way the recruiter can find out more about you, your experience/ skill sets, and interest. As for personal information to leave out, I have notice a few people start putting a photo of themselves on their resume. Now some may feel this makes their resume more personal and stand out more, but I say it may hurt you in the end. Like they say never judge a book by it's cover, while if you provide a photo that a recruiter or hiring manager does not like in anyway this may lead to now moving to the next step. So instead of a photo, make your resume stand out in other ways such as past experiences, skill sets, etc. Also, some have featured their social media links (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and this may seem like a good idea, but due to those social media platforms being more personal than professional this may also hurt your chances of moving forward. Overall, when it comes to personal information I highly suggest one keeps it simple, short, and straight to the point - Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, and Email.