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Resume Tips - Ideal Length

Updated: May 21

We all remember hearing that your "resume should be contained to one page." Should we still be following this, or is it archaic?

The days of the one page resume are gone (unless you're brand new to the workforce). In the digital age, hiring managers are more likely reading your resume on a screen, so physical length is less important. But, it doesn't mean you should put everything on your resume. Here are some tips to keep your resume concise:

  • As you're building your resume, make sure your information is focused and relevant, and not repetitive, especially if you've held a lot of similar positions.

  • A good rule of thumb is to limit your resume to describe 3 positions, or whatever you've worked on for the past 10 years.

  • Highlight your accomplishments, in addition to your responsibilities, focusing on your impact in each role.

So what exactly is the "ideal length?" Our team recommends aiming for 2-3 pages to best showcase your experience.

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