The One-Page Resume Rule: Gone by the Wayside?

The One-Page Resume Rule: Gone By The Wayside? | CAREEREALISM.

There’s a lot of conflicting career advice out there for job seekers, largely due to the fact many job search issues depend on who you ask or the particular person’s preferences.

Here’s one of the biggies: your resume needs to fit on one page

You’ve probably heard this before, and many job seekers wonder—how the heck am I going to cut down my experience enough to fit on one page?

It is recommended that internship and entry-level job seekers keep their resume to one page (if you don’t have the extensive experience to need additional pages, typically), this is just a rule of thumb meant to guide job seekers.

The one-page resume rule mostly applied when employers had to look at a paper copy of your resume.  But, today, with much of the job search and hiring process taking place online, this rule doesn’t necessarily apply in every situation.

However, it’s still important to be concise

You shouldn’t include every piece of experience on your resume just for the sake of it. Your resume should only include relevant experience and skills to the position for which you are applying.

But don’t undersell yourself

If you have enough relevant experience to spill over to two pages, don’t cut out important past experience or skills just because you think your resume needs to stick to one page.

The One-Page Resume Rule: Gone By The Wayside? | CAREEREALISM.

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