It is a very general problem in resume writing. A resume should be limited to one page only. However, you can use an extra page if the list of your work experiences and qualifications is quite big. It will, in fact, increase the value of your resume. In this case, also start from your most recent and relevant experiences, so the employer does not find it a waste of time to turn to the second page. Generally, it does not take an employer to throw away the resume in “Rejected” or “To consider” stash more than thirty seconds. So you would never allow him to waste his time in searching for the necessary details he is too keen to find the right candidate. Great resumes are written with lots of practice. You might need to rewrite a resume several times to achieve greater results. Do not lose hope if you have written a resume that is very long as it needs a few refinements.
- After completing the resume read it at least three times for errors and mistakes. Review it like a critic and mark anything you find unimportant or irrelevant to the job description.
- Space management is a very important thing to do. You will find lots of templates available that minimize the space usage without making you remove many of your details.
- Consider changing the font, its size, and spacing. Times New Roman, Arial, and Calibri are the most preferred fonts. Keep the font size between 10 and 12 points. However, section headings can be made a bit larger.
- Try to adjust page margins to get free space. Normal practice is a 1’’ margin for all the four sides, but you should reduce it to ½’’ if it looked too congested with previous margins.
- Instead of listing your hobbies and interests, give a very brief description of them. Remember! The employer is more interested in your professional skills than yourselves.
- Last but not the least; try to think like an employer would. Take the resume in your hand and see what kind of impression it leaves on you in 10-30 seconds of quick glancing.