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Resume Myths Debunked

Posted by Aidan McCrea
March 3rd, 2017

Although a resume is a way of conveying your qualifications, it's also a way of showing your personality.

The world of resume has changed in the recent years. In the past, a common resume technique was to keep it at a specified length or to exclude certain types of information. Nowadays, however, many of these so-called “rules” no longer apply.

Here are some other myths that have recently been debunked:

1 Page Max

While maintaining brevity is important, self-editing yourself is not worth it. Back when resumes were handled in hard-copy form, employers and recruiters admonished job seekers to keep their documents to a single page. Obviously, you don't want something that is extremely long, however, with digital technology, making something longer isn't as cumbersome now.

The one-page resume can now be officially retired. With employers using applicant tracking systems, they can quickly and easily scan long documents for key information. Some information may even expect resumes to be that length.

Presentation/Formatting Doesn't Matter

The beautiful elements of creating a resume is the aspect of it that allows you to show off who you are. While doing this in an excessively formatted way is going out of style, adding some attractive elements is key. To stand out from other candidates, it's key to add imagery that makes your resume look styled.

Your best bet is to take some time and care with the presentation of your resume, just as you would with any other high-profile business document. Using color is another important element to help stand out from the crowd.

Using presentation and formatting is a very valuable tool to help display your experience. Your designed resume will help employers notice you.

Make it Brief

This may seem like it goes against the first step, but it doesn't. This point has to do with keeping your experience points brief, detailed and concise. While elaborating may seem better, but it's important to show employers that you can put your thoughts together in a concise manner.