Space-Saving Resume Templates To Land the Job
The answer is straightforward: you need a clear, organized resume that presents needed information quickly and doesn’t bog down the recruiter, even if you have a lot to say. Our space-saving resume templates allow you to create such a document without added hassle and stress. This means you can devote more time to preparing for the interview, and you’ll be on your way to day one of your new job sooner.
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Why Use Space-Saving Resume Templates?
Our space-saving resume templates allow you to focus on the words themselves, not how to place them on the page. Using one of our templates as a starting point takes the guesswork out of the following:
Fitting an impressive work history in a small amount of space
Laying out margins and white space in a way that ensures maximum readability
Avoiding repetition in order to maximize the space you have
Professional Space-Saving Resume Templates
Creative Space-Saving Resume Templates
Clean Space-Saving Resume Templates
Our simple and clean resume templates can help you achieve an appealing minimalist look—while displaying your maximum skills—with ease.
One-Page Space-Saving Resume Templates
Although the one-page rule no longer needs to be strictly followed in our digital age of electronic sharing, you may find yourself applying for a more traditional position, or you may just prefer concision. Either way, our one-page space-saving resume templates are a great springboard.
Two-Page Space-Saving Resume Templates
What To Say in Your Resume
• Contact information
• Relevant work experience
Other sections, such as interests and references, are typically optional. Use the following guidelines to help you fill out the mandatory sections.
This section should be at the top of your document. It isn’t necessary to include a full mailing address; your city and state can suffice. Use a phone number that you have personal access to at all times, and record a new voicemail greeting if yours is too casual or doesn’t alert the caller to whom he or she has reached. Your email address should be professional. If you’re still using a silly-sounding username, you can easily sign up for a new account with Gmail or other services.
The summary statement has generally replaced the objective statement, since your objective is implicit: you want the position you’re applying for! A summary statement should be short—no more than three sentences—and it’s fine to write it in fragments. Include your most important assets and talents.
This section works best as a bulleted list, no more than eight items in length. Go back and review the job listing and see if the recruiter gave any desired skills. If you see ones that you have, include them verbatim. This both personalizes your resume to the job and immediately informs hiring managers that you have what they’re looking for. You should aim for a good mix of technical and "soft" skills.
Relevant Work Experience
Make it easy for recruiters by placing your current or most recent position at the top of this section, and then move down in reverse chronological order. Include position titles, dates, and metrics when possible. Metrics refer to quantifiable accomplishments, such as "secured 12 new accounts for the firm." Along those lines, start each bullet point with a strong verb.
This section will include your highest level of education attained. In most cases, this will be your most recent degree. Again, work in reverse chronological order, and if you have professional certifications, list those as well.