On the job hunt? Remove these skills from your CV right now 3 years ago

On the job hunt? Remove these skills from your CV right now

It's a tough market out there, so if you're on the job hunt, it's best to take all the advice you can get on improving your chances.

Usually that involves adding certain talents and wins to your CV, but new analysis by PayScale suggests you should actually be concentrating on removing certain skills if you want to get your foot in the door.


According to the data company's research, 25 skills led to a negative pay gap of 15.4 per cent.

The solution? If you spot any of these on your CV, delete them or reword them for applying for your next job:

1. Filing

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