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One Page Resume Templates

A traditional "rule" says that an effective resume should not exceed one page, but the fact is that only a few important "rules" have to not be breached when talking about resume in general. A resume has to include true facts, should not include errors or misspellings, should not present negative impressions or information. All the other "rules" about resume are to be broken, including the one of how long it should be: one page resume or more. Traditions are changing, and the simple view that a good chance on an interview will be assured in the case in which a job-seeker presents him with a one page resume, and not a longer one, might no longer be realistic more. A job-seeker should not limit the length of the resume to one page based on a hunch. All authorized opinions conclude, regarding the right length of a proper resume, that it depends. Marnie McCown-Guard of Profile Career Service admits that it is possible to write a longer resume for some one that falls in the category of first entry-level than for a person that have maybe 20 years of experience. One page resumes have been expected, traditionally at the working fairs, but even there, the gifted person who has two page resumes, will stand out from the rest of the crowd. This is just because, even among the employers, the preference for the length of a resume is not consensual.

The question that is often on many job-seekers' mind is: "Is it important or not to put all my information into a one page resume? But the answer to this question is not as simple as it may seem. There are a few guidelines that could be used to achieve a good written resume of one page or more. Resumes for entry levels and new graduated schools will be often, but not necessary always, of one page. The majority of students have their resume limited at one page at the recommendation of the college career guiding center. Considering that a resume should reflect education and professional experience, it will be understandable why this category-college students and new graduated, who might not have enough experience, writes a resume of only one page. On the other hand, many new grads have relevant experiences, voluntary work in community, other activities that could interest the future employee.

Different trainings, computer or foreign language skills, summer jobs, relevant internship, leadership, any other relevant extracurricular activity or relevant sports, may require a second page of resume. It is important to just not throw away from the resume all mention of your hard work. Very often, a student will have the first page of a resume looking like a normal one page resume, and the second page will be entitled as "Key Leadership and Project management" or something similar as "Key Leadership". Then, in the second page of the resume, it will be possible to list a few projects in which the student made a difference in an association. Someone into the college-student/entry level/new gradation group has to pay quite a lot of attention if she/he should write a two page resume or just one page resume. Experience has to justify the second page. A two page resume will be the best choice for the majority of the job seekers who are above entry level but are not on the executive level or do not have seniority.

There are some ground rules to help resuming. It has to be a relevance of the experience to the job you apply for. Another way of resuming is to remove some of the experience, or unnecessary words and articles such as (a, an, the), and after all, by limiting to the relevant experience for the job. Furthermore, resuming could be made by changing the settings of the margins if the resume gets with one or two rows to the second page, by trying to take out all the empty space between categories by using a smaller font. This should not lead at making a difficult task for the employer, the reading of the one resume template. One page resume has to catch the attention of the employer and the job-seeker has to focus the resume at the relevant information that will make him the best for the job. The one page resume template below shows what should include in such a type of resume.

One Page Resume Template

Lucas G. Widmann
166 Midland Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
(Cell) (973) 783-0462


University of Southern California, Montclair, US, May 2010
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing


Intern, West Coast Office, Montclair, US, Summer 2009

  • Marketing objective and analyses
  • Editing training manual for employees
  • Assistance on marketing department to generate new customer leads
  • Team work and independent finalized assignments.

Sales Associate, Crystals, Montclair, US, September 2008 - June 2009

  • Maintained detailed inventory
  • Assisted customers and advised on purchasing


Habitat for Humanity, Montclair, US, Summer 2009


Editor, UTPNet (College Newspaper), Fall 2008 - Spring 2009


Computer operating on Microsoft Office

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