Why the one page resume doesn't work anymore
Updating the resume was one of my primary tools in employee appraisals as well as for planning my own career. I was taught to be brief. Yet Heather Leigh writes:
"I don't remember who ever said a resume should be one page. This was adopted as conventional wisdom by the masses. Aside from the fact that the statement is just wrong in my opinion (I'm not that into cookie cutter advice...most advice may work for most people but one size does not fit all), it won't work today."
Updating your resume is always a good idea. It's a technique to measure your growth and refocus on your career objectives. For your current job, explain (to yourself, if no one else) what you're really accomplishing. Use as much space as you need. For recent jobs, a short description and three key accomplishments. For older jobs, say more than 8-10 years ago, just a company name, job title, and employment dates will do.
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