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Should I have a one page resume?

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

As technical recruiters we get asked this question all the time. The answer is NO. This is not true for all cases but let’s explore the why. The trickiest resume to write is a technical resume and there are many reasons why this statement is true. Unlike many other career fields people in IT are hired primarily based on the technologies they have worked with. This fact isn’t always fair but is true and justifiable because technology is easily the most ever-changing industry. In order to secure interviews, alignment between the resume and what technologies hiring managers are looking for must be established. The easiest way to determine what the hiring manager is looking for is to take a look at the job description but as we all know in staffing, job descriptions can only tell you so much.

Here is where things get tricky; another well known fact is that hiring managers spend less than 30 seconds reviewing a resume. The goal is to focus on getting all the right information on the resume.

At TekResume we understand technology as well as the hiring process. That experience allows us to know what job descriptions tend to look like for your skill-set as well as what others skills are attractive to hiring managers for those types of positions. We understand the screening process and are able to get all the right information on the resume and that may require more than one page to be effective.


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