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2-page resumes are OKWEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2013 10:15 AM

2-page resumes are OK When individuals visit any number of the employment websites on the Internet, they are likely to come across a list of things they should be doing to land a job. While some tips, like taking an aptitude test, can be helpful, others could derail potential career success.

For example, resume length is an issue that often trips up job seekers. Some individuals put too much information on their resumes, while others add too little. Forbes advises people who keep their resume confined to a single page to forget what they have been told.

According to the news source, job seekers who have been working for three to five years should not hesitate to spread their resume out over two pages. At the same time, individuals should not strive for two pages if they do not have enough credentials. It is better to have a one-page resume than two pages of extraneous or fabricated information.

As for the three-page resume - Paul C. Green, an author and former hiring manager, told Monster that going beyond two pages is "too much." After all, hiring managers want to sit down and learn about a potential employee and not read a book.


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