Most resumes have at least a half inch margin, but a full inch is preferable. If your margins are smaller, you risk losing content if the document is printed by the hiring manager.
When I first hear someone tell me they are worried about a lengthy gap on their resume I ask them why; not why there’s a gap but rather why they are worried about the gap.
Keep your CV in chronological order. List your current Employer first and state the industry of your Employer, i.e. ABS Trust does not give an indication of your sector. Check that you have included start and end dates (month and year).
What’s the first thing to do when you want to find work? a) Look at jobs posted on a job search board b) Update your resume c) Tell your friends and connections you’re looking The correct answer to the above? It’s not a, b or c. No.
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Recently one of my clients presented to me a seven-page résumé to critique. My first reaction was to see if there were duplicate documents. Nope, it was one résumé. Before I had a chance to speak, he said, “I know, it’s too long.” Too long was an understatement.
I’m not a proponent of limiting the number of résumé pages to one, or even two. But seven-pages is definitely overdoing it. There was what I refer to a lot of clutter on this résumé. To begin with, I noticed multiple duplicate duty statements; some of them were repeated verbatim. This résumé needed to be de-cluttered.
Now, I’m asking you what has to go when you de-clutter your résumé. Here are 10 items you should remove from your document before submitting it for a position.
1. Home address
There are two reasons why you shouldn’t include your home address on your…
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