Don't Be Locked into Just One Possible Format for Your Resume


Our colleague, Barbara Safani, recently published a terrific blog post, Ten Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Working. We’ll be sharing some excerpts here. One reason your resume may not be working:
You think there is one acceptable resume format for your industry. I hear this a lot. “In my industry we don’t use resume profiles” or “No one in my industry ever writes a resume that is more than one page.” Usually these “rules” are perpetuated by people who have been using the same format for their resume since they graduated from college ten or more years ago. What worked then won’t necessarily work now. Or they are perpetuated by people who have gotten used to reading resumes that all look the same so they no longer question their value or relevance in today’s market.