A quick question about resume length (yes, another one!) - this time in the public sector.
I recently listened to the MT resume podcast (and the interview/accomplishments ones too), and promptly spent most of the next weekend cutting my resume down to one page.
The next day at work I put some feelers out to hiring managers about resume length (I've worked hard to build a network of people in my organization that I feel comfortable asking this kind of question to). Their responses were, without exception:
"That's fine in the private sector, but use two pages for government"
"Either way works"
I work in communications, and I came to the conclusion that in my position it would be a plus to demonstrate you can get your message across quickly and effectively. I'm leaving my resume on one page - the Manager Tools way.
Still, I wonder -- has anyone else had a similar experience in the public sector? What has worked better for you?
Thanks in advance for sharing.