When it comes to things we all value, time sits pretty high on the list. We say things like “Time is money” and “It’s not worth my time.”
Because time’s a hot commodity, it makes sense that a resume that takes less time to read is more likely to get read. So, less is more — more effective at grabbing the reader’s attention.
And by using a minimum of words, you’ll be forced to include only the very best stuff. So again, even though you use fewer words, your resume can be more impressive.
This less-is-more concept is used in billboard advertising, where the advertiser uses the fewest and most powerful words possible to grab the attention of passing drivers.
Speaking of billboards, take a peek at Mary Witt Needs a Job, a Fox news clip about a billboard resume. (I don’t recommend this job search technique!)
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