Resume--one simple word that strikes fear in the heart of
jobseekers everywhere. After all, a resume is a paper representation
of everything you've accomplished in your career: your whole
life summed up on one, possibly two, pages.
Your resume is a sales tool. Resumes don't come in one-size-fits-all.
The length and content will vary according to your skill
level and experience. Short and sweet, it targets a specific
company and position in which you're interested. It highlights
your knowledge, skills, and accomplishments in the context
of what they mean to your prospective employer.
For new jobseekers or those looking for entry-level positions,
resumes should be kept to a single sheet. That page should
include contact information, education, relevant experience,
and any special skills that meet the needs of the company.
For career-changers or mid-career job hunters, a two-page
resume is acceptable as long as the skills, experience,
and qualifications represented are all relevant to the position
for which you're applying.
Not just plain vanilla, there's a resume for every job and
With all the online job opportunities, you need to know
how to showcase your experience in a digital format.