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I’ve blogged about this before, but I can’t stress it enough: The resume is the most overly emphasized aspect of a job search.

Do you need a resume? Of course.

Bud do you need to spend time and money perfecting this piece of your job search arsenal more than others? NO!

Resumes simply do not make the difference in whether or not you get a job. Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t even try to make your resume reflect your career, but it does mean that you should invest in other ways to showcase your strengths and value (read more on that topic here).

I recently came across an article that presented this same message by debunking 5 resume myths that far too many people believe.

Here are 5 TRUTHS that come out of that debunking:

  1. The “six second rule” is an incomplete average.
  2. Resumes can exceed one page and still look good.
  3. Resumes are professional, work gaps are personal.
  4. The technical definition of “insanity” must be considered! (paraphrased from original article)
  5. It’s not all about the resume – it’s about you.

If these truths interest you, or feature language/phrases that are unfamiliar to you, definitely read this article and let me know your thoughts or questions in the comments below!