Resume / How Long Should it Be?

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How long should your resume be? The answer is that the length of your resume depends – on how much experience you have and what level candidate you are.

If you’re an entry level candidate less is more and a page should be plenty. For more experienced candidates it’s fine to have a longer resume.

Resume Length Tips

Here are tips on how to decide on resume length from David Adams, Vice President of Learning and Development of Adecco Group North America:

How long is too long? The length of your resume should be based on your experience and the type of job you’re seeking. Some general guidelines are:

Less is more for entry level applicants. Entry level job seekers or those transitioning between career fields should stick to a one page resume.

Other times, a little extra is OK. or mid-level candidates with around five to ten years of…

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