top of page
  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

How to condense your resume, by Matthew Coppola

photo of woman using laptop

Photo by Ekaterina Bolovtsova on

You may feel that your resume is too long, messy and unstructured, but you want to keep all the information because you think that you have a lot to offer and employers should know this.

An option is trying to shorten sentences in your responsibilities and experience by either removing unnecessary information or re-writing the sentence with the same content but shorter. An example of this would be:

  1. LONG – Managing all administrative personnel (including part-time/full-time staff members) by overseeing their work, providing direction and training.

  2. SHORT – Managing administrative staff by providing direction, supervision, and training.

With the sentence, you can see that I have omitted information such as the nature of all the staff member’s employment – full time and part-time, all which is unnecessary information. Also, the words staff members and personnel were used – so I took out both and replaced them with the one word – staff. This has shortened the sentence, making it briefer yet with the same meaning.



bottom of page