Resume Tip #1: Your resume should be no longer than one page

Did you know that recruiters spend an average of 30 seconds per resume? Yep. Thus, each candidate is responsible for summing up its own accomplishments in order to get noticed.

Resume Tip #1: Your resume should be no longer than one page.

What you need to do:

  1. Decrease the margins of your resume if required;
  2. Remove insignificant information like place of birth, physical address, second email address etc. While you care where you were born and live, recruiters don’t (at least not when they look at your resume the very first time). You can always provide this kind of optional information later on.

If your resume has only one page, the recruiter will be able to focus on the value of your work experience and honors. Otherwise, s/he will have to skip parts that you may find important. Ask a friend (or better yet, a stranger) to look over your resume for 30 seconds and then ask her what she remembers about you. You’ll be surprised!

Paul, co-founder of StartupSort

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