This month I answered the questions I am most often asked regarding resumes.
Week #1: Resume Gaps
Week #2: Graduation Dates
Week #3: Resume Format
Week #4: Graduate School
This week I answer the question most often by lawyers at every stage of their career. What is appropriate resume length? Can it be 2 pages?
The Answer: Sometimes, with exceptions.
You must have enough years of experience to warrant two pages.
You must have at least 1/2 page of relevant and substantive information on the second page.
In some industries, having a resume addendum is more appropriate than a second page. A Curriculum Vitae, a CV, is a document that is generally longer than 2 pages and is significantly more inclusive than a resume. A CV is used regularly in academia, medicine and publishing as well as most places outside the U.S. People in the U.S. incorrectly use the words interchangeably.
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