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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs

Why The One-Page Resume? (We Promise There’s A Reason)

No matter how much you want to cling to your two-pager (or 5 or 7!), we both know that almost no one actually makes it past the first page. It is crucial to your success as a candidate. Keep reading to discover why that one-page resume will help you get hired.

By keeping your resume concise, you’re keeping all of the information clear. If you’ve been working for 20+ years, include only your most recent experience.

If you’re applying to a large company, they most likely use an ATS (or applicant tracking system) to categorize potential applicants. If your resume is over two pages, most systems automatically don’t read any pages after two.

Did you know that (on average) a hiring manager only looks at a resume for six to seven seconds? If your resume is longer than one page, there’s no way they’ll get to all of the information in under seven seconds. 

Final Thoughts

Your resume is your first impression to a hiring manager, so make it a great one. If you’re looking for a new role, keep it brief and concise – its not the job description but the job accomplishments that count.


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