How many pages should a resume/CV be? By Matthew Coppola


Recently, I was asked by a client what the recommended length of their resume should be. Now, this really depends on your occupation and level of technical expertise.

As a general rule of thumb, I believe that a good length CV should be about 4 – 5 pages long, if you can genuinely justify the extra information you are presenting.

You may have 20 years experience and over that time have held many jobs. In that case, try to limit your career history so that the resume fits at 4 pages. I suggest that you put on the front page a section entitled “Career summary” and list all your employment positions to date and include job title, company you worked for and length of tenure.

For technical oriented resumes, like that for Engineers, IT professionals and technicians, I suggest expanding the resume out to 5/6 pages to allow for information about your technical expertise.

Remember the at the end of the day, the person reading your resume for consideration is time poor. They have 100 other resumes to go through.

This is why it’s so important to have a professional and well written structured CV/Resume. I welcome you to engage in a professional CV writer by contacting Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions.

You can visit their website at www.clientcentric.com.au

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