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 Recruiter and Hiring Manager I didn’t mind the resume exceeding 1 page but the length needs to be kept within reason!
Good luck in your job search and here’s to hoping this blog helps!
CEO, Five Star Resume LLC
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