Jeff Bezos is officially the richest human being on the planet. As one of the key founders of Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Twitter and Uber, the man clearly has a lot to crow about when it comes to professional skills and achievements. Nevertheless, it’s possible to cram everything important into a single page – which means you really need to trim the fat from your own resume.
We’re firm believers that less is more when it comes to your CV or resume. If you need more than two or three pages to apply for a job you clearly haven’t tailored it to the position at hand. That’s a good way to get your resume binned.
The guys at resume-writing firm Novorésumé have taken things even further – showing that anyone can cut down their resume to a single page. This time, they’ve used Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as their template. (Regular readers may recall their previous effort for Elon Musk.)
We prefer this version to the Musk one as it dispenses with those silly competency bars and sticks to the facts about his career. Of course, the real Jeff Bezos will probably never need to send his resume to anyone ever again.
Nevertheless, this mock-up is a good reminder that brevity should be treated as an asset. (Just leave off the “milestone” clip art – if you’re not a multi-billionaire it will come across as amateurish and conceited.)