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Career Advice

Former recruitment agency experts answer employment questions, candidly suggesting how to negotiate your salary, find a really good job, handle phone interviews, and more.

Sage advice like this is priceless.

Should My Resume Be One Page or Two or Three?

Some resume books and experts say one and some say two so this can be confusing for some job seekers.

It's important to remember that each person's situation is different - what makes sense for another person may not make sense for you.

A long resume may contain too much information that isn't of great importance and all the extra info may make it hard to pick out the really important stuff from the rest so generally recruiters like concise resumes. But by trying to make your resume fit one page you could end up leaving out a lot of good material (in fact some people with a lot of experience or a lot of project work can sometimes actually use a three page resume!).

So it is a balance that you are looking for. Have a someone read and critique your resume before you send it and tell you if it has too much information of lesser importance or lacks enough info to sell you to the employer. If you decide to make your resume a bit longer then make sure you do something to highlight the especially important parts so that this info stands out from the rest.

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