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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2013, 05:22
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One page is good, and two pages works as well (unless the school specifically asks for one page). Two pages will not in any way look unprofessional as long as you have stuff to fill it, and esp. for older candidates, or "multitaskers" who have lots of varied business experience, two pages is probably even better.

I've found people with two pagers in finance for anything less than an MD band to generally be either too wordy or think too highly of themselves. I usually urge others to keep it to one page for everyone's interest.

Hmmm maybe, and I agree that actually it's a bit different when you apply for a job, but I from what I have seen from applications, I haven't seen it have any negative affect at all to have two pages when there was what to fill it with.

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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 14:07
The quick standard I've been taught is one page for each decade...
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 23:39
Most of the schools specifically mention only ONE page CV. I saw only a very few schools mentioning no more than 2 pages. Only a rare few of my target schools (the very first round) have not mentioned anything about length.

On a separate note, one funny school specified their essay to be less than 750 words and when I submitted they asked me for few additional areas like hobbies, international exposure, ethical dilemma, social service, blah blah and finally the essay was 5000 words!!

1 page is more than enough to share the key things and too less to list your laundry lists.

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