I heard that a resume should be only one page in length. Is that true?
Nope, not really.
Yes, if you have only one page’s worth of experience. Certainly don’t try to stretch it out to two pages. (hint, hint: my entry-level folks with a limited work history, I’m talking to you).
Generally speaking, though—no, there is no resume rule that stipulates your resume can be only one page and that is it. Use two pages to market yourself and your results if that’s what it takes. Some executives need three-page resumes in order to adequately articulate their brand and value proposition. But I guarantee you, those are three power-packed pages—they’re not full of humdrum nonsense. They make the best use of the real estate, and they don’t waste the hiring manager’s time.
The important point to remember here is to make the best use of the space, and don’t try to use more/less than you need to market your skills and qualifications.
My name is Jessica Hernandez, and I’m the President/CEO of Great Resumes Fast. My passion is giving job seekers who don’t have the experience, expertise, or time the tools and resources they need to find their next great career! My specialty is resume writing, and I use my 12+ years’ experience as a recruiter and HR manager to create interview-worthy resumes for my clients.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
You might have seen me featured as a resume expert in publications like Forbes, Fast Company, and Fortune. And in 2020, I was honored to be named as a LinkedIn Top Voice of the year!
I’m so glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to help you find your next perfect-fit position!
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