“Times have changed,” says Kim Isaacs, career expert for Monster.com. “The new guideline is: A resume should be long enough to entice hiring managers to call you for job interviews.”
A one page resume may be perfect for an entry-level applicant whose background doesn’t stretch beyond a single page, or perhaps a person who has remained with the same company for many years.
There is no steadfast resume length rule that fits everyone. Some factors you will need to consider include: career objective, industry, level of experience, number of employers, key accomplishments and education/training.
Therefore, don’t be afraid to type beyond one page if your career story has more to say. Teeny-tiny font size is more difficult (and annoying) for hiring managers to deal with than flipping a page.
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