Wednesday, February 27, 2013

From One Paragraph to One Page: How to Beef Up Your Resume

Did you catch the recent Office episode when Pam was applying for a new job? After spending pretty much her whole career at Dunder Mifflin, her resume was a blank page with a few lines on it—text so brief that it “could fit on a Post-it note.”

Sure, it was funny (and yes, she still got the job!)—but for some of us, it hit a little too close to home. You often hear the advice, “keep your resume to one page,” but what if you type out your education and work experience, and you still see a half page of white space left?

Don’t worry. Whether you’re right out of school or you’ve been at the same company for years like Pam, here are a few strategic ways to fill up that page.

See the rest of my latest Daily Muse post here.

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