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Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 06:52
How long should my resume be?

I have a two page one right now, however I can trim it down to one with some clever formatting and removing a few bullets.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 07:02
I would limit it to one page, unless you are specifically asked for an expanded resume by a school you are applying to.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 07:07
1 page.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 07:22
Never more than a page...it wont be over a page while you are in school either.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 08:07
Thank you for your help, I will use my 1 pager
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 12:15
Mine is 2 pages. Hasn`t done me any harm so far.

I beleive this is a cultural issue. Whenever i review CVs (resumes) i usually notice that North American CVs are shorter and don`t give me the info i need.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 15:42
for American resumes, no need for anything longer than 1 page unless the school asks for specific things, like Chicago's extended resume.

I have 6.5 years of experience, 2 degrees, and lots of Extra Curriculars, and I got it in 1 page. :)
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 16:53
For me, i have 11-12 years xp, 6 different jobs on there, extra curriculars, and info about other industries i have experience in (music, games).
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 17:50
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For me, i have 11-12 years xp, 6 different jobs on there, extra curriculars, and info about other industries i have experience in (music, games).


wow... you're "experienced" :P
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 18:24
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togafoot wrote:
For me, i have 11-12 years xp, 6 different jobs on there, extra curriculars, and info about other industries i have experience in (music, games).


wow... you're "experienced" :P


That's what the ladies say. :twisted: :shock: :lol:
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2008, 20:54
LOL! That's Avi's line :P
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 08:14
I have a quick question regarding resumes -

What format is everyone using? Anyone care to post an example of a correct bschool resume?

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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 08:37
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I have a quick question regarding resumes -

What format is everyone using? Anyone care to post an example of a correct bschool resume?

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I use the HBS resume style (an alum gave her resume to me and told me to use her template)..

I found some samples in the MBA Game Plan site.. and my resume is very similar to the HBS sample given here.. http://www.mbagameplan.com/mba_resume_samples/

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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2008, 17:05
Great resource! Thanks bee!
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 09:07
This link is unavailable....wanted to see some samples
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 11:19
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This link is unavailable....wanted to see some samples


here you go:
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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.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 13:10
JonAdmissionado wrote:
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.
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 14:26
I really like MIT's suggestion: 50 lines max, nothing less than 11 point font. Forces you to be concise, because what is the point of a resume if it's not concise?
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Re: Resume Length [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 04:12
with education - do you only show FT or can you show distance courses too...especially being in full time employment for long
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