Google Plus



This résumé for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let's say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic-payments industry and invigorating the solar-energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars and launching a commercial space and rocket industry.

All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a résumé, right?

Not at all, say the experts at online résumé-writing firm Novorésumé, who believe in the less-is-more concept for writing résumés.

They created a sample résumé for Musk to prove "even a highly successful career like his can be presented in a one page résumé," cofounder Andrei Kurtuy tells Business Insider.

Now there's a few tongue-in-cheek elements to this résumé that you wouldn't want to copy for your own résumé. For instance, in a list of "Skills and competencies," one of his skills is "micromanaging."

Musk is famous for his high standards, and he has a reputation for being a rough guy to work for. He once described himself as a "nano-manager," a play on words meaning he's even more controlling than a micromanager. ("I have OCD on product-related issues. I only see what's wrong. I never see what's right. It's not a recipe for happiness," was how he explained his management style).

This résumé also includes a four-level rating system in which some of the skills listed are not rated at a full four bars. You might want to reconsider that idea before adopting it.

Still, it proves that with the right design, you never, ever, need more than one page for a résumé.


This résumé for Elon Musk proves you never need more than one page.

NOW WATCH: A résumé expert reveals what a perfect résumé looks like


  • http://www.businessinsider.com/
Go to top