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Should You Staple a Resume

Should You Staple a Resume

Should You Staple a Resume

seemed like the logical way to go.

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However, it’s better to submit a one-page resume for most job seekers, and a one-page resume doesn’t require staples or paperclips. Keeping your resume to one page also ensures that you only include your most relevant work experience and skills, which are the main details hiring managers need to evaluate your application. If the cover letter and/or resume are more than a page, the whole package will appear quite unorganized. For a very professional look, consider presenting or mailing your cover letter and resume in a folder. If you have letters of recommendation, a portfolio of projects or other documents, those would go in first (meaning the last things that would be seen when opening the folder). Then place your resume, then the cover letter. You would either hand the folder to the employer or mail the package in a 9 by 12 inch envelope. Don’t fold it in thirds and stuff it into a small envelope. Be sure the heading of the cover letter is upright.

@Snoopy is right. I’m by no means an expert on this (though I’m sure others here are), but a single page resume that has “clean lines” is probably going to be better for you than a more detailed but “difficult-to-get-through” two page resume. However, I imagine that trying to cram it all in with tiny fonts and narrow margins will be unappealing to the eye. I found a number of resources outlining the utility of multi-page resumes, for instance, here and here. Good luck. (Source: www.fluther.com)

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I’m the head of HR for a worldwide software company and am part of 3 HR networking/professional associations representing many different industries. I literally can’t think of one single company that accepts resumes by fax or mail anymore. Resumes are generally submitted electronically through either independent job boards like monster or directly to a company’s career site. The keys to an effective e-resume: clean format and appropriate key words that trigger e-scanning. If an applicant submits a resume/app by any means but electronic, we trash it – not to be callous but to enable us to search and collect stats efficiently. Good luck

If you notice there are a lot of posts on this subject….use the friggen paper clip. Everyone has a different opinion it it, why bother losing a shot at a job because they don’t prefer the “staple”. Paperclip all pertinant papers together. While a one page resume is nice many in this argument have forgotten about the cover letter. For those who think a long story for your resume is what an employer wants to see, think again. Your resume is a glipse into what you’ve done. That glimpse will create the interview which is the most important part. Good luck to all, and again…just paperclip it and then you won’t have to worry! (Source: www.fluther.com)

 

 

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