Aug 10, 2018 - 07:57 PM
Some resume experts suggest that you keep your resume to one page if you have fewer than five years of professional experience. Other tips include reducing any additional page that is less than one third full, or providing supplementary documents or links. This can reduce the length of your resume while still providing employers with information about your qualifications.
If you feel that your resume is too long, narrow down each section to information that will help you land the job you want. You do not need to provide a complete profile of your abilities, experience, and training. If you have trouble shortening your resume, ask a friend to read the description of the job for which you are applying and your resume and help you determine what you can cut to make your document easy for employers to skim.
Sep 11, 2018 - 07:17 PM
It is okay to have a resume that’s longer than one page, particularly if you have several years of work experience and accomplishments. For such job candidates, two pages (three, tops) is almost always the most they will need to communicate their value effectively to employers.
On the other hand, if you are a recent graduate, new entrant to the workforce, or have very limited work experience, it is best to keep your resume to just one page.
While there are no hard and fast rules about resume length, there is one principle that is very important for all jobseekers to be aware of: always include the most relevant and impactful material on the first page of your resume. Why? Recruiters and hiring managers have very limited time and attention to devote to any single resume, and will more likely scan your resume rather than read it thoroughly. Studies suggest you get only 6-10 seconds of a reader’s attention in which to make an impression. Commanding, eye-catching resume content appearing on the first page, and nearer the top is much more likely to get noticed, and register with the person reading it.