It’s astounding that the very people whose job it is to be concise fail to be concise on their most important document: their resume. I plead guilty to this word-crime.
After consulting with an expert, I reduced my resume from 650 words to 300. How? By hacking off the crap that had accumulated over the years, and then simplifying the leftovers.
My resume is now a page and a half and can be read in 20 seconds. Considering the mountains of lengthy resumes employers must sift through, a short and concise one is a breath of fresh air.
Isn’t this extreme editing? Yes, it is. Try it; you can always back up your super-sized resume.