Dear Experts, I've tried everything! No matter how I edit my resume, the information carries longer than one page. I have a lot of relevant job experience for the position I'm applying for so I want to make sure I showcase all of it. Do you have any advice for things I could leave out to secure a one page resume? Is it okay for my resume to carry to another page? Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter: Q#426 No problem using a 2-page resume. Just make sure that it's balanced between the sections (education, experience, etc). (@gradversity) Q#426 It won't kill you to fall onto 2 pages since it's digital anyway (as long as it's really pertinent!) (@beneubanks) Q#426 No rez length rule; focus each 'breath' on value u provide=tell ur story, even if bleeds 2 new pg. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#426 There is no hard & fast rule. Make sure u have most pertinent content at the top. 1st impressions are important. (@blogging4jobs) Q#426 your resume doesn't have to be one page long. That's a myth! Relax. You're doing fine. (@louise_fletcher) Q#426 Most stubborn resume myth (1-page). Focus on what's relevant to your target, but 2 pages is fine - and most common. (@CareerBranches) Q#426 2 pages OK if necessary, just make sure it's formatted well & lots of white space. Keep font at 11pt too. (@jtodonnell) Q#426 A resume should be as long as it needs to be convey value and not one word more. Let go of "rules" & sell yourself. (@DawnBugni) Q#426 One-page rule is over! Keep only the most relevant items, but focus on *wow* content over length. (@EmilyBennington) Q#426 1 page not hard & fast-pertinent is! Make sure most impressive info is first. Chk font/white space. (@marysevinsky) Q#426 If it's only going over by a few lines, get it 2 one page. Put ur title & company name on same line 2 save space. (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
January 28, 2010