After working with thousands of clients over the years, our resume writers have started to hear some common questions:

How long should my resume be?

Can a resume be more than one page?

Is a three-page resume too long?

The short answer to all of these questions? Your resume should be as concise as possible, but also as long as necessary to get you hired.

Sure, there are plenty of resume “rules” out there to follow, but just as no two job seekers are exactly the same, no one resume length will be right for everyone.

Read on for expert resume advice on how long your resume should be.

How long should a resume be?

Before deciding how long your resume should be, it’s important to understand what your resume is for in the first place: to land you interviews. It’s a marketing piece – not an autobiography – with the sole purpose of “selling” you to your next employer.

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