The three bears nursery rhyme comes to mind. There are probably as many opinions about how long a resume should be as there are people who write them. So what's the big deal?
The big deal is that resumes are a job searchers primary written document for enticing hiring managers to interview them.
Therefore it is logical to do two things:
- Understand what makes a good advertisement.
- Understand what the hiring manager's needs and wants are and be respond to them. Showing how one can satisfy the hiring manager's needs and wants is the critical factor in getting interviews.
Content is king! So is intelligent writing, knowledge of contemporary resume writing practices, spelling, grammar, resume appearance and readability.
The answer to the right length question is "That shortest length that contains the content that generates interviews."
Don't get too hung up with length. But also don't write a biography. It won't get read.
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