Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful start-ups.
Let’s say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic-payments industry and invigorating the solar-energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars and launching a commercial space and rocket industry.
All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a résumé, right?
Not at all, say the experts at online résumé-writing firm Novorésumé, who believe in the less-is-more concept for writing résumés.
They created a sample résumé for Musk to prove “even a highly successful career like his can be presented in a one page résumé,” cofounder Andrei Kurtuy tells Business Insider.
Now there’s a few tongue-in-cheek elements to this résumé that you wouldn’t want to copy for your own résumé. For instance, in a list of “Skills and competencies,” one of his skills is “micromanaging.”
Musk is famous for his high standards, and he has a reputation for being a rough guy to work for. He once described himself as a “nano-manager,” a play on words meaning he’s even more controlling than a micromanager. (“I have OCD on product-related issues. I only see what’s wrong. I never see what’s right. It’s not a recipe for happiness,” was how he explained his management style).
This résumé also includes a four-level rating system in which some of the skills listed are not rated at a full four bars. You might want to reconsider that idea before adopting it.
Still, it proves that with the right design, you never, ever, need more than one page for a résumé.
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