Resumes: 1 vs 2 Pages

For most young alumni, a one page resume is standard. There are always exceptions, but a two page resume should really be an exception rather than the norm.

Many young alumni wonder what to keep and what to cut on a resume. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the information relevant to the future employer?
  • Is the information current or fairly new?
  • Is the information or skills highlighted somewhere else on the resume?

Having information that is not applicable to your future job, entries from several years ago, and/or repetitive information can hurt your resume presentation. Having a concise, tailored message can help you obtain an interview—and that is where you can provide additional details to the future employer


About Kevin Monahan

I have 10+ years experience in coaching clients in their career management and career change efforts. Personal career consulting services combined with employer outreach to help find opportunities for both constituents.
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