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Is It OK to Have a 1.5-Page Resume?

Is It OK to Have a 1.5-Page Resume?

Is a 1.5-page resume OK? Read expert opinion about why a 1.5-page resume is bad, and learn how to make a 1.5-page resume into a 1-page format.

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It’s not. A 1.5-page resume will leave half of the page empty, ruining even the best resume layout. If you notice that your resume starts filling the next page, cut out some information. A one-page resume is best for most applicants, especially those with less than 10 years of relevant experience.

 

This is how to make a 1.5-page resume into 1 page:

 

  • Remove descriptions of old or irrelevant experiences, especially if they’re older than a decade.
  • Rephrase lengthy sentences by using action verbs and buzzwords to convey more meaning.
  • Cut down your skill list and keep only the abilities that match keywords from the job advertisement.
  • Shorten the education section to a minimum (name of the school, degree, and graduation year.)
  • Minimize the spaces between sections.
  • Try a different resume template, especially with a two-column resume layout.

 

If you decide that your resume can’t fit into one page no matter what, then do your best to make it a two-page resume format. The key is to ensure that your resume isn’t 1.5-page long.

 

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Roma is a career expert with international work experience and a background in education and humanities. At Zety, she strives to provide the most up-to-date advice for resume and cover letter writing techniques to help readers land their dream jobs.

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