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.