If you Google “resume tips”, not only will you get thousands upon thousands of results, but you’ll also get many that contradict one another.
We wanted to put some of those resume debates to rest. Here are the more popular contradictions:
One-Page or Two?
Lots of people feel like a resume should only be one-page. But what if you’re in your 40′s and have been in the workforce for over 20 years and have loads of experience? The answer – it depends. If you’re applying for an upper management position, you’ll probably need more than one page. As long as you make the most of your space, it is ok. If you’re using two pages to highlight every single career task you’ve ever had, you may want to stick with one page. But do your research, some companies will toss multiple-page resumes without even reading them.
How Far is Too Far?
You want your resume to stand out, but how far should you go? Typical resume etiquette says to use basic formatting and fonts, but should you spice things up? Again, it depends. Are you applying for a position at an upscale law firm or a trendy startup? But you always want to make sure your resume is legible and easy to read. Also remember to send as a PDF, this way whoever opens it views it exactly how it is meant to be.
List Your Interests
Some say that if your hobbies are relevant to the position you’re applying for, include them. Just make sure your hobbies are really related to the job, if not it will just look silly. Your fantasy football skills may not impress a hiring manager. You also want to steer clear of getting too personal.
For more resume and job search tips, contact us at Maxsys Solutions today.