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Old 06-27-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: VA soon to be NC
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Is it still acceptable to have 2 page resume? I mean what if you cant get all the info on one page.
I know many employers dont want to read two.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:30 PM
 
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Do not go over one page.

Sometimes when I get a resume that is over one page I don't even bother reading it.

Learn to tailor your resume and take out things that are not relevant to what you are applying for. Leave out hobby and objectives if you still have that.

If you require additional explanations do it on the cover letter.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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As long as your resume ends at the top of the 2nd page I don't see a problem
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Went to a networking group for people looking for work last month and the speaker at the event was the head of HR for the state's power company. Her response is that it doesn't matter if your resume is one or two pages. They are really interested in the skills that you have and if you leave off a particular skill because you trimmed your resume to make it fit on one page you will not get called in for an interview. Where this person works they tend to get over 1000 resumes for every job posting, so the people with detailed resumes with the exact skill set they are looking for get called in.

The other, most important thing that she stressed about a resume is that you tailor it for the position you are applying for. So even if the job is an entry level customer service job, make your resume look like you are an expert in customer service.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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One page with one line that includes a URL to more on-line detail.
The URL should not be difficult to enter.

If they are interested in you, they will look. If not, no amount of detail will matter.
You decide what's the most important and put it on your one page(*).

On-line, all your stuff for any job should be able to fit on one page no longer than 1000 px.
If you worked somewhere for 10-15 years, you can divide up that job by level/assignment.

(*) One page with, at least, 1/2" margins and font no less than 10.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:56 PM
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One page with one line that includes a URL to more on-line detail.
The URL should not be difficult to enter.

If they are interested in you, they will look. If not, no amount of detail will matter.
You decide what's the most important and put it on your one page(*).

On-line, all your stuff for any job should be able to fit on one page no longer than 1000 px.
If you worked somewhere for 10-15 years, you can divide up that job by level/assignment.

(*) One page with, at least, 1/2" margins and font no less than 10.


I been called for interviews 23 times in the past 4 months with a 2 page resume. So it's definitely not a issue
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I don't think resume length matters. I have a 3 page resume and a resume website that I refer to for work samples. Some recruiters and interviewers have also looked at my resume website and it helped getting called for an in person interview.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have been told that the unofficial rule is one page for every 10 years of experience you have.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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Depending on the position, if you have the experience to fill two pages, you need two pages. I don't know if I'd want to work for someone who couldn't be bothered to turn a page.
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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Depending on the position, if you have the experience to fill two pages, you need two pages. I don't know if I'd want to work for someone who couldn't be bothered to turn a page.
Especially if the resume ends at the top of the 2nd page
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