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    Revising The Resume

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    Tiffany Tarpein
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    Revising The Resume

    Post  Tiffany Tarpein on Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:30 pm

    After you’ve written the first draft of your resume, put it down for a few hours and go do something totally unrelated.
    Get your mind off your resume for awhile.
    When you return and read it again, you’ll see areas that you want to change or improve.

    How long should your resume be?
    If you can get everything to fit on one page, great.
    In most cases, a one-page resume is more effective that two pages.
    But a two-page resume is fine for technical careers or people with more than 10-15 years of experience.

    How do you make room for more information?
    There are four areas you can make smaller to fit more text onto page:


    Name and/or address? shrink the font size by two points.
    Spacing between sections? shrink the font size from 12 to 8 points.
    Section headings? shrink the font size from 14 to 13 or 12 points.
    The body copy? shrink the font size from 12 to 11 points.

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