Fighting Common Resume Myths: The One Page Resume

 In Resumes and Cover Letters

iStock_000015624810_150A resume should only be one page.

Definitely a myth. Yes, one page is fine 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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