Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Um. Definitely disagree with making it two pages.
i work in recruitment + selection and a good part of my job is looking at resumes all day. it might be different in your field, but i find it its pretty tricky to accurately portray one's education, qualifications, experience, volunteer work etc in an aesthetically pleasing and appreciable manner in a single page. most resumes are viewed electronically and automatically filed as part as an e-database so 2 pages is quite legitimate. if the OP needs a physical copy it will either a) be ignored by the reception staff and he will be referred to an online application system anyways or b) he'll have it in an interview as part of a career portfolio, in which case one extra page in a portfolio is probably the last thing he should be worrying about.
with that being said, i work with jobs and not professions so all of this could be irrelevant. just curious, why do you feel 2 pages is unacceptable? is this particular to the legal profession?
Originally Posted by chrisjr
Good point. Shows a lack of attention to detail. Thanks.
OK, I am open to other fonts as headers, might you have a suggestion or two? I had used the separator lines in order to reduce compression as it is already in small font and very compressed, and tried to keep it consistent throughout.
Thanks for the correction on the tenses, was struggling with adjusting that as I was plugging in my current job roles.
I'm not sure about the bullet point format for the last two, it would put the document over a page which i am trying my best to avoid.
It looks a bit better when it's printed out IMO. As to your second point, we represent landlords and tenants in commercial real estate transactions and a huge part of our business is to quantify our value-add. I've worked on several large projects as a grunt so I will try to dig up some specific numbers without raising too many questions from management.
do you think i have to many/should eliminate some of the current job roles/responsibilities and replace them with examples of projects i've worked on?
i wouldn't necessarily axe anything in particular - all of it sounds quite professional. with that being said a statement like "Insightfully discuss and interpret results, identify key investment considerations and risks" is pretty fluffy and to me sounds like it is an unspoken part of the job - kind of like a labourer saying he puts things together. from a recruiting perspective, it sounds like "i did my job" instead of "look at how awesome i am at doing my job," which is where the quantifying comes into play. you don't necessarily need to go into extreme detail, just show how your actions directly resulted in some kind of benefit to the firm, or how you went a definite step above and beyond the call of duty in the position you were in. i know that ironically sounds fluffy after what i just said, but i think that's dependent on the context you're in at your company.
like i said before, i work in recruitment and selection for jobs, not professions, so take it with a grain of salt. job fit is easy to qualify - you either have the degree/qualifications/experience, or you dont. a statement like i highlighted before is a good example of you showing you have the job fit, whereas it should be evident you already have the job fit anyways through your education and experience. the culture/organization fit is much harder to determine, ultimately determines long-term success at the job and is largely based on behaviour so try to show how you have the right attitude, work ethic, etc. its one thing to say "im a hard worker with a good attitude" and its another to say "worked on X case as Y position and leveraged all available resources to ensure Z was completed resulting in ____."
coincidentally i interned at an hr consulting firm in toronto and the best lesson i learned from the ops manager mentoring me was how to speak management language - putting your skills and potential in terms of dollars and cents or quantifiable results will make management much more interested in you.
i hope it doesnt sound like im preaching or crapping on you, it looks really sharp and i wish ya the best of luck