A resume should typically be a couple of pages or less because hiring managers and recruiters often have a limited amount of time to review each application they receive. They may have to review dozens or even hundreds of resumes for a single position, so it’s important to make your resume concise and easy to read.
If your resume is too long, it may be difficult for the hiring manager to quickly identify your qualifications and accomplishments. Additionally, a long resume may suggest that you have difficulty prioritising information or summarising your experience, which may not be a desirable trait for many employers.
By keeping your resume to a couple of pages, you can ensure that it includes only the most relevant and important information. This may include your most recent and relevant work experience, your education and training, your key skills and accomplishments, and any relevant professional affiliations or certifications.
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Overall, a concise and well-organised resume can help you stand out from other applicants and increase your chances of being selected for an interview.
Keep reading to find out how you can shorten or lengthen your resume accordingly.
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