monkey85 wrote:How many pages is your resume? Have you landed your dream job?
Not a jab at you - simply wondering if you practice what you preach; and if you have anecdotal evidence so that OP can make a more informed decision based on your suggestion that he could/should go over 1 page.
1 page. Dream job - no, but very comfortable. Right now I'm a corporate recruiter. I've hired people from entry level non-exempt positions to very senior level folks, including some inside counsel and other positions in the legal affairs lines of business for fortune 500 companies. I've seen probably somewhere north of 300k resumes in my time. My point wasn't necessarily as dogmatic as "1 page or die!!1!!"; it was more that it really doesn't matter as much as people think it does. For the most part, people who look over your resume make a key decision in less than a minute of reading your resume - whether it's enough of a match to further consider. You want to put together your most compelling factors in a succinct fashion so important pieces don't get lost among all the "Co-Captain of the 2003 Southern Macon Georgia Community College Softball Team" stuff. More often than not, despite what the candidate thinks of the relevance and magnitude of importance of their background, it can fit onto one page - especially when that person is coming straight from law school.