Kelly Donovan
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • LinkedIn strategist & profile writer
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
  • Outplacement provider
  • Speaker & trainer
  • Globally recognized work (TORI nominee)

I help execs leave jobs that aren't fun anymore and land their dream jobs!

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ONE Space Only
After Resume Sentences, Please!

The use of two spaces is an old-fashioned practice that is still rather common today, particularly among those over 40.

Unfortunately for job seekers, certain stylistic choices can make recruiters and executives assume that you’re too old and out of touch to be relevant. Of course, some of those recruiters and executives use two spaces, themselves! But the practice is on its way out.

I recommend everyone use only one space on a resume to conserve space, to appear modern and up-to-date, and because I think it looks cleaner.


Further Reading

Space Invaders: Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period.

Nothing Says Over 40 Like Two Spaces After a Period!

Double Spacing After a Period Could Reveal Your Age

Two Spaces After a Period
Grammar Girl –

Don't hire a resume service until you read..."Questions to Ask a Resume Service"


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"I had four headhunters find me on LinkedIn and contact me, and my resume did a great job of showing what I can bring to a company. I'm very excited to be starting my new job. I highly recommend Kelly's services and will be referring friends to her." -Phil F., Director of Business Development, Los Angeles area (via LinkedIn)

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