Is Applying Less is More to Resumes/LinkedIn Profiles More Impressive? |

Is applying “less is more” to job history or education to a resume or Linked In profile more impressive?

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No, it’s not more impressive. All it’s telling people is that you’re obscuring your background. And what firms look for when you’re applying for a job is something that indicates that you fit what they need. And thus less, less is less. There’s less opportunity to connect with the interviewer with what it is that you’re trying to sell to them– Your skills and experience.

More is better, not more to the point of excessive. We don’t want the 10 page resume ever sent to any firm at any time. I worked in search for more than 40 years and I got those resumes.  I hated them.

Less is less. You want your resume to demonstrate your fit relatively early. Because since you are applying with your resume, as I suspect you are as a junior individual, you want it to have the keywords in a prominent place to attract a viewers attention with your LinkedIn profile. If the keywords aren’t there, you wind up being invisible to someone searching for your background. And thus, less will cause you to be missed in the search strings that recruiters run to find people. After all, how do you think they’re going to locate you if you don’t talk about your background?

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

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