Every day we get through a pile of resumes, cover letters, and email messages from candidates, and although I have been in the recruitment field for quite some time, I still get surprised how much and what kind of information the candidates tend to include in their resumes and how willing they are to reveal their personal details. Marital status, family members names, number of children, religious beliefs, political affiliation, ethnicity, all find their way into the pages of the resume. I cannot help but wonder about the reasons for people to be so willing to share their lives and privacy without any filters. Recruiters are not IRS or any government officers who may want to know you that well, all they do is determine whether you are a good fit for a job or not. In fact, it is illegal for any employer to ask for these personal details.