If your resume is like a business card, the one page summary of your career either as a professional or an aspiring professional, then you want it to be sharp and lean. Cut the fluff. The advice I’d received along the way that really helped me sharpen my resume was to “be as objective as you can with your resume.” Turn your work from the routine subjective narrative into spicy objective data.
Everything on your resume is fair game. That’s part of the reason why padding your resume with useless junk doesn’t work. Maybe it’ll impress. In actuality, you’ll just embarrass yourself when you can’t talk about it. Is there a balance?
Should your resume be a succinct one-pager? Or should you go for the full-meal deal? Here’s what my new boss said during our interview today just hours before I was hired.