Make Your Resume Fit One Page

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If you are writing a resume for the very first time, you will most likely need some help as you want it to look as impressive and as professional as possible. Most people make the mistake of cramming as much information as they can into their resumes and as a result, they get multiple pages. Prospective employers will not even get to the second page and will most likely disregard your resume if this is the case. If you want your resume to stand out, do not submit more than one page only.

Tip 1

If you have a lot to show and tell the prospective employer and yet you want to fit everything into one page only, make your fonts smaller and lessen the margin space as well. Making it half an inch instead of 1 or even 1.5 inches. You can make your font smaller but don’t make it too small or the hiring manager will have a hard time reading it and will most likely not bother anymore.Make Your Resume Fit One Page

Tip 2

Once you have a draft of your resume, take a good look at it and see if there are any big white spaces. If there are indeed white spaces, you can still make use of them so you can add more information to your resume.

Tip 3

Instead of using spaces as markers for different sections, use lines instead. After all, lines represent a clear demarcation between sections while as spaces can still be used for other information. Hold down the underline key so you can make a line. Be sure you hold down the tab key and not the space bar so you can preserve the underline.

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Tip 4
If you have lists that take up a lot of space, turn them into a consolidated lists separated by commas instead. Lists take more than their fair share of space and turning them into consolidated lists may just help you cram all you need to in one page so you do not need to cross the two page territory. You will also have everything you need in one page and you do not have to leave anything out.

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