Aug 05, 2018 - 01:09 AM
If you're like most jobseekers with an abundance of work experience, you may want to know how many pages is too many for a resume. Unfortunately, there is no definitive answer. Many professionals will tell you that one page is optimal but that, in rare occasions, two pages is acceptable. Most agree that three pages is pushing it.
Once upon a time, someone came up with a rule that resumes should not exceed one page. Since then, jobseekers everywhere have lived in fear of defying that rule, but is their fear = unfounded? LiveCareer suggests that yes, it has been.
According to LiveCareer, there are very few resume rules that are unbreakable. Those include, don't lie, don't include negative information, and don't forget to proofread. Other than that, there are resume writing TRENDS that you should follow, but no necessarily hard-and-fast rules.
If you need a definitive answer, adhere to this rule of thumb: stick to one page if you have ten or less years of work experience and two pages if you have up to 20 years of experience. If you have more than 30 years of relevant work experience, three pages MAY BE okay, but ideally, you should try to trim it down to meet the two-page limit.