The most common resume writing advice that everyone around you has dished out at some point, is always, ‘Fit everything in one page.’ This is is something even hiring managers have time and again agreed with, as they spend not more than 6 seconds on a candidate’s resume, before deciding if they want to schedule an interview.
To drive the point home, a Denmark based company – Novorésumé, released a sample resume for Elon Musk last month, that consists all important details – work experience, skills, achievements, certifications, interests, languages, and career objectives, among other things – all neatly arranged in just one page.
As you can see, the resume focuses on all the right things, is to-the point, and has a clean layout. It does lean more towards a creative resume, than a traditional one, but successfully manages to not over do it, and stands out just the right amount, without looking too crazy.
Now, now, if Elon Musk’s resume can fit in one page, so can yours, don’t you think?
If you’re looking for ideas on how to start, you might want to check out the following posts, for inspiration:
4 Indians with the most creative resumes ever! The Resume that got Eric Gandhi a job at Google | Can your resume beat his? 5 creative resumes that got people interviews at Apple and other Top Companies. The resume that got me a job with Uber, and how you can be next. – by Dawson Botsford. The resume that got Nina Mufleh interview calls from Airbnb, LinkedIn, Uber and other big brands.