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Can’t Get My Resume to Fit on One Page


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)

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