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Nate Dawg

As a hiring manager of a small company with an ever-changing workforce, I found that one-page summaries are the best. If you can get to the point in your first line, and make everything after that support your point, you've got an interview. Beyond that, if I have to go through two hundred résumés to find one that is clear and concise, I just start scheduling the ones that are spelled correctly, just to see who shows up on time for their interview. Then, I pick the best one of those. You want to catch someone's eye, do it in one page, if I have to turn two hundred résumés over, I will have lost every ounce of productivity I hoped to gain from that new employee in advance. I find that an objective is still useful, as it tells prospective employers what to ask about in interviews, and what jobs I don't want (so don't call me).

Jeff S

I have 23 years of experience with numerous positions in 2 organizations. A 1 or 2 page resume was leaving years of skills on the table. My career coach worked with me to create a new resume that is nearly 4 pages. That has been so well received by companies. To limit someone to 1 or 2 pages will not paint an accurate picture if they have extensive experience. Thank you for a great article. I really enjoyed reading it.

Mostafa

Well, tailoring the resume for every job in the IT is not an easy task and cannot happen, but theanks any way...!!!

Donna

Hi, Writing a resume, to highlight education or employment related experience always takes care especially when dealing with real life experiences. Life is not a fairy tale where getting the right education, employment experiences etc. is always possible. Thanks, Donna Levenson

Soozy G Miller

Hi, I'm a certified master resume writer and have consulted on recruiting. Some of the above content and comments are true and some are not. If you'd like to talk about your resume, I'm available at yahoo as soozyg

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