Tailoring your resume


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Tailoring your resume

Jeff Layton: How long should a resume be? Valerie Sutton: Good question. It's subjective. It's really depends on the industry that you're in. For most businesses, I would recommend a one-page resume; however, there are industries like mine, higher education, that is absolutely a two-page resume. If you're applying to the federal government, then maybe a five-page resume. So you really have to understand the industry that you're applying to and then determine what the standard is for that industry. Jeff: When is it time to take something off my resume? Valerie: What I recommend is that you have what I call a "brain dump" resume where you include everything, so it's just a rolling list of every project, every skill that you have ever done, and then you actually look at the position that you're applying to and say, what is important to the position I'm applying to, and then select things from that brain dump resume.

Jeff: So you're going to actua...

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