Does Resume length matters?

Your resume should be as long as it needs to be to show that you’re the best fit for the position. Employers will spend limited time reviewing your resume – which is why you need to be concise.

Less is more. Write concise accomplishment statements. Eliminate fluff and jargon. Only say what is necessary. Sell yourself. As a rule of thumb, if you have less than 10 years of work experience your resume should fit 1-2 pages. If you have more experience (or the job requires more unique skills) a 2-3 page resume could be a better
portrayal of yourself.

One option is to create a 1-page resume for the specific application, and then create a more robust “online resume” with a tool like VisualCV.

What a resume is not:
• An exhaustive list of every single position and duty you’ve held
• A personal document that includes information about your spouse, children, or hobbies
• About you – it’s about how you can help the employer.
• A guarantee of employment – it is an important step in the job seeking process.