Daily Job Seeker Tip: Cut Down Your Resume!

December 22nd, 2010 | Resume | No Comments »

A 10-page resume is in 99.9% of all cases too long. Leave the novel writing to, well, novel writers. If you stay concise and relevant, then you’ll find that you probably only need 1-2 pages, 3 at the absolute most. Having trouble cutting it down? Often, issues with long resumes lie in the amount of detail for each position.

5 concise bullet points will usually do the job of explaining each position. Plus, it’s rarely necessary to list your entire work history for the last 20 years. Ultimately, hiring managers spend no longer than a minute (if that) reading your typical resume. With this in mind, what are the most important points you want to get across to them?

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