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Hi Paul, welcome, and congratulations.
I definitely advise to go the route of a professionally done resume. If you are going to put yourself out there for a career change, you want to put your best foot forward. I agree not to bog your resume down with a listing of tasks, but rather how your efforts and skills brought value to the projects and/or the organization. You want your resume to tell a story of accomplishments and value, drawing in the reader to want to learn more.
I also got similar feedback from my CV adviser - highlight the achievements, not the tasks. Add some numbers or figures where possible (i.e. % of projects managed that were delivered on time and within budget). Find a suitable balance between academic background and experience, etc.
Thank you @Andrew and @Eduard for your valuable feedback.
My resume was done professionally and it contains achievements and figures. I want to fit all in one page, and I know it's not possible.
Thank you once again. I will incorporate your respective feedback into my resume!
I don't think a one pager is practical for a resume. Two pages is more so the standard. With that said, having a one pager as a showcase (think infograph) for a website or way to market yourself, but as far as a formal resume, my advice would be to stick with the standard.
One paper is not practical for a resume for someone who is experienced.
Besides the list of projects, the most important part of the resume is the list of your skills, qualifications and achievements.
Good Luck !
Thank you, Andrew and Rami.
I agree. Getting different opinions is a blessing, but can sometimes not be that great either.
I am glad that others like you are here to provide me with the guidance I need.
P.s. I only have 5 years and 8 months worth of total work experience, and only a little over 3 years working in the PM field. regardless, I do have tons of projects that I can showcase.
I'm sure you have great experience (quality over quantity). I know the HIE space and the challenges faced with Meaningful Use Attestation. I worked for Siemens and MobileMD in a prior life.
I agree with Andrew - Quality / Quantity. You can name all your projects but elaborate on the top 3 unique ones.
You have so many choices and options.
I'd suggest you do some homework, find a mentor, check in with your local college for their next employer recruitment (many offer free resume reviews/feedback), PMI Chapter, online, and check with your LinkedIn network. Different jobs,organization and local recruiters want different types/length of resume; you should know what the goal is first before just adding a few line items in your resume.
Also, update your resume often; don't wait a year. You'll never know where you'll find your next opportunity; have a fresh resume always available. Good luck!
Thank you, Naomi!
Really appreciate all the suggestions!
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