If you’re having a hard time condensing your experience to a page, make sure you’ve removed these three things from your resume. Even if everything fits, remove these things anyway — including them is antiquated and tends to annoy employers:
- Remove all first-person references, meaning “I.” It’s obvious your resume is about you. It just takes up space to say so.
- If you have an “objective” on your resume, take it off. It’s clear your objective is to get a job. Instead, use a positioning statement to explain why you’re a good fit.
- Remove “References available upon request” from the bottom of your resume. If you’re applying for the job, the employer knows you’ll supply the necessary references.
Does anyone else have any space-saving tips?