Aug 16, 2018 - 01:55 AM
If you apply for an entry-level position, such as a waiter or cashier, then you absolutely do not want a resume longer than one page. Hiring managers always have a ton of applications to read through, so having more than one page gives more work to the managers. You do not want to make a bad impression, so consider what information is most advantageous to you getting the job.
If you apply for doctor or engineer positions, then hiring managers will be fine with two-page resumes. In some cases, having a three-page resume is fine if you have a lot of experiences and accomplishments you need to convey. However, you need to remember you do not have to include everything about your past. Learn how to edit and to only focus on what is most important.
Sep 28, 2018 - 03:54 PM
It is bad if your resume is more than two pages and you have less than 10 years of experience, or you’ve been in one job for most of your career. When working with a one-page resume, be concise. Rank the most important information for each employer based on what is listed in the job ad, and then try to use very targeted words that best describe your experience and skills so that they best fit the employer’s needs.
If you’re applying for a senior-level management or executive position, you may require a two-page resume, because you’ll need to list not only your experience, hard and soft skills, and work history, but your vision for the company. In addition, academic or scientific field resumes usually require a curriculum vitae (CV), which are often much longer than traditional resumes. A CV will include places where you have been published and presentations you’ve made. For physicians, it’s also important to list all experience, whether it runs two pages or not. This is also true where experience matters greatly to the job.
A final word on resume length: For recent graduates, a resume should not be longer than one page, whereas a professional-level resume can be up to two pages, and an executive-level resume can be up to three pages. A good rule of thumb is that one resume page should cover approximately 10 to 15 years of experience.