Is your resumé outdated?

The job application process can be very overwhelming. Add to that, worrying if your resumé is good enough or if it’s thrown to the side – which in most cases does happen to most job applicants.

Your resumé is a short story of who you are and what you have done. It’s a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials and accomplishments. Growing up I was taught that a resumé should be four to five pages detailing every school, award and work experience.

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However, as the world evolves, things are bound to change, especially in the working world. Long resumes are no longer a thing, one-page resumes are now recommended by employers when hiring.

Compared to the rest, a one-page profile resumé decreases the time recruiters spend reviewing applicants. You’re probably wondering, “how I am going to fit four pages of information on one page”?

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Well, resumé building websites such as Canva, Resume.com, Zety and Kickresume offer simple professional quality resume templates that allow you to insert the necessary information to impress employers.

BUZZ spoke to several human resource managers for their thoughts on one-page profile resumes. It turns out to be the preferred style for job applicants.

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Human resource managers advocate strongly for this style of resumé, as most importantly it is time-efficient.

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One manager said, “This new style might give the applicant a ticket to an interview, as it is short and to the point and this gives the applicant an edge.”

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So, what more do you need to hear to change your resumes? The websites are free and accessible and it’s the best way for you to impress an employer before even meeting you.

— Written by Danea Dunkley