Solved I need to add an additional page to my resume

December 1, 2011 at 12:35:50
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How do I add an additional page to a resume template that is originally only 1 page keeping the same downloaded template design?

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December 4, 2011 at 11:26:00
I'm jumping in here just to try and clear up what appears to be a "communication problem".

It sounds to me like johnr and jowah are both suggesting ways to keep the resume on one page.

However, I believe that the OP is actually trying to create a 2 page resume, but have the second page layout be exactly the same as the first page. I, too, have seen resume templates split information onto the second page in a less than desirable fashion.

2 notes:

1 - I don't have any suggestions on how to create a 2nd page with the same layout, I'm just trying to clear up what appears to be a misunderstanding regarding the OP's goal.

2 - It is typically suggested that resumes be kept to 1 page for ease of reading by the reviewer and/or the system that scans the resumes into the HR system. In most cases, once you have so much information that it spills onto 2 pages, it is suggested that you delete ether "older" items or "less important" data.

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#1
December 1, 2011 at 14:25:39
Is this a microsoft word template? If so, when you save it, use save as, and change the document type to template.

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December 1, 2011 at 21:53:41
Yes it is word. I've done that and got to the end of the page and the template changed. It seperated my address and email on a separate sheet????? Help what else can I do?

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#3
December 2, 2011 at 11:10:41
Let's define some terms here real quick...

You downloaded a resume template in microsoft word format, when you opened it, you didn't actually open the template itself, you opened an instance of it. Imagine you are a dress maker, and you have a template of a dress, you lay it on some fabric and make all the cuts and lines that the template defines, you then remove the template, and are left with an instance of it... a dress. It's the same concept for document templates in Microsoft Office, except the templates don't make dresses, they make documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. Sorry if you knew that already. That idea is hard for some people to understand so I thought I should spell it out.

Now, as far as the problem with words wrapping onto the second page, that is probably happening because there is no space left within the margins on the first page. You should change the margins to 1" all around... top, bottom, left, right. If you haven't changed the margins already, then the right and left are probably at 1.25". Changing them to 1" will give you some space, and the content on the second page should come back up to the first.


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December 3, 2011 at 16:53:43
for the insight and anology. I think that I am being misunderstood. The original resume template is a one pager. I need to add additional experience to the resume. I really like the template but it doesn't allow for me to expand. Am I going to have to look for a resume template that is more than one page. Changing the margins will not suffice.

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#5
December 3, 2011 at 17:42:29
Can you post a link to the template?

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#6
December 4, 2011 at 09:08:08
If you cannot change the margins enough then you need to adjust the spacing or reduce the font size.

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December 4, 2011 at 11:26:00
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I'm jumping in here just to try and clear up what appears to be a "communication problem".

It sounds to me like johnr and jowah are both suggesting ways to keep the resume on one page.

However, I believe that the OP is actually trying to create a 2 page resume, but have the second page layout be exactly the same as the first page. I, too, have seen resume templates split information onto the second page in a less than desirable fashion.

2 notes:

1 - I don't have any suggestions on how to create a 2nd page with the same layout, I'm just trying to clear up what appears to be a misunderstanding regarding the OP's goal.

2 - It is typically suggested that resumes be kept to 1 page for ease of reading by the reviewer and/or the system that scans the resumes into the HR system. In most cases, once you have so much information that it spills onto 2 pages, it is suggested that you delete ether "older" items or "less important" data.

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December 5, 2011 at 00:22:36
You got it exactly right Derbydad03, that is precisely what I am trying to do! I initially thought the same thing in regards to having a 1 pg. resume. However, I recently interviewed with a gentleman who suggested that I expand on my skills by using a 2 pg resume. He stated with the economy the way that it is, and so many people applying for the same position, the competetion is fierce and you have to lay it all out and not to be afraid of a 2pg resume.

I think the only solution to my problem is to download a 2 page resume template or create my own. I can't spend anymore time on this, I have to move forward. I really liked the layout of this particular template, but it is not the end of the world..


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