posted on April 15, 2011 00:34
Today, our office received a call from a new client who had insisted that her resume be shortened. From what length? We asked. Her reply was that it was currently three pages and she didn't believe anybody in their right mind would read three pages. This is a common misconception. Just like a good book cover or a creative CD case, if it looks great, it will catch the attention of the intended audience. Something which looks interesting will generate interest. It is not the length which matters so much, it is presentation first, content second. These are equally important aspects of a resume, however, this is generally the order in which a recruiter will cull and sort through a pile of resumes. You have to deliver what they are looking for and make it sound interesting. On the other hand, a 10 page resume could be stretching things a little!
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posted on April 14, 2011 11:23