know how to pare down your resume to what matters

Five-page resumes: common among senior-level candidates.

Two-page resumes: common among senior-level candidates who actually get hired.

And I’m not saying there’s a cause-and-effect — it’s more that strong candidates just don’t write overly long resumes. They know how to edit and they know what matters and what doesn’t.

 

(I posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago but am posting it here now because of the questions about resume length in my last post.)

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