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5 Signs Your Résumé Is Passé

5 Signs Your Résumé Is Passé

Tania Khadder | Excellecom

The workplace is not what it was five years ago. Neither is the job hunt.

The most successful candidates are those who are ready and willing to adapt to a changing landscape. But it doesn’t matter how ready you are for the modern workplace if your résumé’s straight out of 1994.

And sometimes, it’s the most minute details that make all the difference.

Does your résumé speak to the modern hiring manager? Or does it need a serious makeover?
Your résumé might be passé if…

#1: You’ve forced it to fit onto one page

You’ve reduced your font size to eight, eliminated margins altogether and left out key information about yourself, all to conform to that age-old “one page résumé” rule. Big mistake. After all, would a recent college grad really need the same amount of résumé real estate as someone who’s been in the workforce for 20 years? Of course not.

Don’t get me wrong: Your résumé should be concise. Recruiters are busy people — they don’t have time or the patience for long-winded career chronologies. But if your experience warrants two pages, by all means, don’t limit yourself to one.

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