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Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Worst Advice Given to Me During My Job Search

Jane Allerton | The Monster Blog

August 19, 2009

#2: Stick to a One-Page Resume

Another bit of advice after a somewhat helpful review of my resume was to shorten it to one page. This piece of input really had me flummoxed. Having had a logical and progressive 20-year work-life, suddenly squishing it all down to one page seemed to be a disservice to any firm considering employing me for my seasoned expertise.

I promptly went out to 5 more (actively employed) friends and double-checked my resume style and approach by using two pages. I was reassured over and over that my experiences deserved two pages, and I had creatively already shortened it with special mentions. Additionally, I had received great guidance with rationale explained in writing up my resume by using Monster’s Resume Writing Service.

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