First impressions in the hiring process start with a resume (or CV, curriculum vitae). When screening any candidate, be wary of the multiple-page, here-is-everything-I-have-done-since-birth resume. In my experience, there is an inverse correlation between the length of a person’s resume and their accomplishments. People with one-page resumes tend to have accomplished more than people with three-page resumes.
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Here are some ideas for creating a crisp resume that will make a positive impact.
- Fit on one page, without resorting to the size type used on postage stamps.
- Put lists in priority order, with the most important entries first.
- Define your current role and responsibilities succinctly.
- Briefly describe your pertinent jobs and responsibilities for the past 5 to 10 years.
- List titles and employers for experience from 10 or more years ago only if the experience is especially relevant to the role for which you are applying.
- Be honest; don’t inflate titles, responsibilities, education, or awards.