Should your resume fit on one page?

There was a time when it was believed that interviewers would not look at your resume if it extended beyond one page. This is no longer the case.

“Times have changed,” says Kim Isaacs, career expert for Monster.com.  “The new guideline is: A resume should be long enough to entice hiring managers to call you for job interviews.”

A one page resume may be perfect for an entry-level applicant whose background doesn’t stretch beyond a single page, or perhaps a person who has remained with the same company for many years.

There is no steadfast resume length rule that fits everyone. Some factors you will need to consider include: career objective, industry, level of experience, number of employers, key accomplishments and education/training.

Therefore, don’t be afraid to type beyond one page if your career story has more to say. Teeny-tiny font size is more difficult (and annoying) for hiring managers to deal with than flipping a page.

Next “fact or fiction” resume topic: Should you always use a cover letter? 

Wishing you much success in your future!

If you, or someone you know, needs help with their resume, give us a call at (727) 278-4367.


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