"How long should a resume be?"
Here’s the deal: A trend started during the 90's of smooshing everything onto one page only. Some people still believe its taboo to go over one page. I'm here to tell you it's not.
I typically tell people its okay to have it be between one to three pages. I usually prefer two tops, but three are okay if it's full of actual viable information and not just "fluff". (Us Resume Reviewers can spot "fluff" in a heartbeat. Don't even try it. Objective statement? References? You don’t need to include them on your resume. Share something useful – like skills or experience.)
Now there is an exception to the one to three page rule and that is this:
If you are in a very particular trade, say you have a PhD in Epidemiology or you're an Astrophysicist...then of course it's expected that you have many pages as you will essentially have much more to talk about. Those resumes tend to go up to about seven pages. Of course that's unusual, so most job seekers should stick to the one to three page rule.
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