Wow. I took a peek at the CV link above and my jaw dropped to the floor. Omg, totally unthinkable in the USA, in color, with a picture, age? If any company requested it on the resume here they could get sued...you are not even supposed to say the year you graduated from college. Only your credentials count. I'm speechless.
I agree. My students can't believe it when I tell them that. The first year I was in Poland only a few friends knew when my birthday was. Somebody mentioned that they could always look at my CV to find out. Not so. My resume is not a CV per se. No picture, no date of birth, no cover letter, etc. I got my job after a face to face interview. There were four other Americans teaching at my school that year, two full time and two part time. None had photos or dates of birth on their resumes. No problem.
Marital status? You've got to be kidding me. Unfortunately, what Bolle mentioned does happen here.
Oh, that obsession with the left ear is so right on! And don't smile.