Aug 14, 2018 - 07:43 PM
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“How long should a resume be?” is one of the most common resume questions among jobseekers. While there are no hard-and-fast rules regarding how long your resume should be, there are some basic guidelines that can help you decide on how long your resume should be.
In a nutshell: If you have fewer than five years of work experience, or are a recent college graduate, your resume need not be longer than a single page. If you have five to 10+ years of work experience, your resume can extend to two pages.
A good rule of thumb when deciding on resume length is to review how much compelling, results-oriented information you have to share with your audience. Review this information with a critical eye. If you say, “So what?” at the end of one of your work experience bullet points, then you are probably safe in removing that information.
With the exception of academic, federal, and some executive-level resumes, your resume typically does not need to extend beyond two pages. A thoughtful, results-focused, and succinct resume will make you stand out from the many other candidates vying for the attention of the hiring manager. Make sure every word counts!