For an experienced professional's resume, how long should it be?
As a general rule, recruiters are expecting:
- One-page resumes for graduate and entry-level positions.
- Two pages from experienced professionals and,
- Three pages from executives, specialists or project managers.
You have approximately 6-seconds to impress a recruiter, therefore, the first page, regardless of your level of experience needs to be your best one!
Everything the recruiter needs to know should be on your first page, then they can go to subsequent pages to be provided more information.
If you have been an experienced professional, however, you are looking to change careers, stick to one page!
Would you like to increase your chances of landing an interview by 73%?