Entry-level workers need more experience than ever to get a job, and it could upend one of the biggest rules about writing a résumé
Most résumé coaches and career experts say your résumé shouldn’t exceed one page in length, especially if you’re an entry-level worker.
But after research showed that hiring managers prefer two-page résumés regardless of the candidate’s job experience, some experts are acknowledging the benefits of making your résumé longer.
The reason for the change in opinion may be in part because today’s entry-level jobs often require multiple years of work experience.
The days of one-page résumés may be numbered.
Although conventional wisdom holds that young job seekers should limit their résumés to a single sheet of paper, experts are slowly beginning to acknowledge the benefits of a second page.
In a recent experiment, résumé-writing service ResumeGo found that hiring managers were more than twice as likely to prefer two-page résumés to those that are just one page. The results held up for managerial-level résumés all the way down to the résumés of entry-level workers — the group that is most cautioned against exceeding one page.
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The surprising results could possibly be attributed to the different expectations for today’s entry-level workers, said career-advice expert and consultant Amanda Augustine of TopResume.
“The theory was that the earlier you are in your career, the less information you’ll have to incorporate into this important document. So, naturally, as an entry-level professional, your goal should be to craft a one-page résumé,” Augustine told Business Insider.
But that’s hardly the case anymore. Many young people today are entering the workforce with more experience under their belts to satisfy increasingly harder-to-meet job requirements, Augustine said.
“From internships to co-ops to freelance gigs, students are securing work opportunities to explore career paths, build their skill set, …read more
Source:: Business Insider