Today’s blog is going to address the old adage that a resume should never be longer than one page. What I am here to tell you is that this no longer applies or if it does with some organizations, it shouldn’t. Let me tell you why I believe this and you can agree or disagree with me as you see fit. There are two factors that I believe gave people the ability to limit their resume to one page, the first being the tenure they had in one job and the second the limited scope of responsibility. Today both of these factors no longer apply to most of us. The average person stays at their job for approximately 4.6 years which means that at least 6 position changes will be made over a 30 year career. The other variable that has changed is the scope of most jobs, today more than ever the normal job goes way beyond just what is on the description. Between the increase in number of jobs and the responsibilities that these positions now encompass, it is quite difficult to keep the resume to a single page. If you find yourself going to that second page, have no fear but also no the limits and try to keep the resume as concise as possible. As a
Countless times I have come across e-mailed resume submission’s with unprofessional e-mail addresses that are left over from when we were foolish teenagers. There is no need to dispose of these e-mail addresses that we have grown so fond of, but it is beneficial to create a professional e-mail address for the purpose of the job hunt. With all of the sites out there that let you create an e-mail address quickly and seamlessly, now is the time to get that professional e-mail address created. The best bet is to go with your first name, last firstname.lastname@example.org. Use this new e-mail address solely for the purpose of applying to jobs so that you can avoid the endless spam and junk mail to find the relevant e-mails. Regards, John Greenblatt CEO, Five Star Resume LLC
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