Is Shaving Experience Off Your Resume a Good Idea?

Shaving Experience Off Your Resume
Shaving Experience Off Your Resume

By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder

Just because you have enough work experience to cover three pages doesn't mean you need to include it all on your resume. In fact, trimming your resume to create a more targeted message about your skills and achievements can be a better way to land your next job.

Most employers are interested in knowing only the most applicable ways that your skills can help their organization, and a concise resume is the first step. "It's vital to make sure the relevant information is at the forefront and easily viewed by the reader," says resume expert Charlotte Weeks and founder of Weeks Career Services.