Sales Manager, Fifteen Twenty Hours, Seven Seconds discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
Well, you could try to cram all of your information on one page, but that's probably not a good strategy. So a two page resume is for a job seeker, who is is currently looking for a position that's at or above what they are currently working at or their most recent position. And this is a specially true if you have. I would say any more than ten years of experience, because sure right out of college. You might have that one page resume, but for most job seekers, to try to cram enough information into a single page, either means you're going to miss a lot of stuff or the font is going to be so small that nobody can read it right, so that that's it can can. Can I ask to is it still common thought that when an employer is reading a resume, number one, they don't go through the whole thing. I, they're going to give you seven seconds. So of everything on this on the resume. The most important part is the first third of the first page summary section. Also even in the second round of reading it, they may not get to the second page. So what regardless of one pager to the most important stuff is still. That first page, the most important stuff is always page one in, and in fact that top of the full as we call it top third of the page right at that absolutely has to pretty much hit an employer between the eyes or they're not gonna move on. So yeah, the one h resume, y'all new college grads, but also if you are really at a stage in your life where you wanna take a pretty big step back and you don't want the level of responsibility that you've had and basically you're just looking for work that's fulfilling, but it doesn't take up your entire day. You can carefully pair your resume back to one page and just present key elements of your experience. That again relate to the type of work that you wanna do, which may just be maybe you've been pretty high level sales manager. Now you just like to spend fifteen twenty hours a week, answering customer coats or something like that. There's a lot of experience there, but the employer doesn't want to see somebody that they would think would be overqualified. So you need to just present the most key elements of that experience. And then you know, you could explain to the employer in your cover letter which we actually aren't going to talk about at the moment, but you can explain to them that it is. You've made the decision to step back and therefore you're looking for a position at this level of responsibility, and you know that a lot of clients will say things like, oh, I'm not going to dumb down my resume. Going to a one page resume isn't dumbing it down. It's just that you are focusing on the job and it's the job is a much lower position than what you have had before. That's okay. If that's what you're looking to fulfill to that will fulfill you in your next employment. Opportunity. So what you're trying to do is more focus in on just the absolute information that that employer neat, not the breadth and scope of your previous positions? That's correct. I wouldn't call it dumbing down..