Less is more, as the saying goes. Nowhere does this rule apply more than your CV, apparently.

You might think the more you put on your CV the better, but according to analysis by data company Pay Scale, apparently some skills can do you a disservice.

They found the 25 skills that led to the biggest pay hits, with the worst leading to a 15.4 per cent negative pay gap.

If you have any of these on your CV, it might be time to ditch them:


2. Property management

3. Data entry

4. Bookkeeping

5. AS/400

6. Call centre

7. Help desk/help support

8. Collections

9. Intuit QuickBooks

10. Delphi

11. Packaging

12. Computer hardware technician

13. Plumbing

14. Administration

15. Pricing

16. System repair

17. Shipping

18. Document preparation

19. Customer service

20. Dreamweaver

21. Online research

22. Paying invoices

23. Phone support

24. Wordpress

25. Typing

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