Resume length?

ConocoPhillips name🦐
May 30 18 Comments

If you have degrees above a Bachelor’s, add your extra years of education to your YOE.

What do you think is appropriate? Where would you stop caring as a recruiter / hiring manager? Do volunteer experience or small side projects belong?

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  • Google ahx
    1 page always, remove the unimportant or old stuff imo.
    May 30 2
    • ConocoPhillips name🦐
      OP
      That was my opinion but several coworkers are fine with 2 page resumes.
      May 30
    • Google ahx
      unless you're Jeff Dean, you really don't have enough recent accomplishments (less than 7-8 years) to fill 2 pages at a high level. 2nd page just adds noise and makes it seem like you're trying hard. people usually don't look at it more than 20-30 seconds at most.
      May 30
  • Amgen Fin4eng
    No more than 2 pages ever. At least ~7 yoe until you should need two pages
    May 30 4
    • More experience, less pages ;)
      May 30
    • Nextdoor / Eng for🦊sake
      By this math I have 23 YOE so my resume is just a url to my LinkedIn account
      May 30
    • Amgen Fin4eng
      Reading comprehension? :). You would fall in more than 7 yoe and can have a 2 page resume
      May 30
    • Nextdoor / Eng for🦊sake
      It was a "more experience, less pages" joke :)
      May 30
  • VMware / Eng
    tyxS31

    VMware Eng

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    My resume is 5+ pages, I don't give a crap about whoever says the resume should a Max of X long, it is as long as it should be
    May 30 1
    • VMware / Eng
      tyxS31

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      Before you ask 15 YoE
      May 30
  • Nextdoor / Eng for🦊sake
    Whatever is on your resume is fair game for discussion. Summarize it into one page and be prepared to Ace any question regarding any info on it.

    Curious - are you applying cold or through someone you know?
    May 30 1
    • New / Eng hellllooo
      Exactly. Less that's on there the less ammo they have for deep dive into specifics.
      May 30
  • One page is the best. When see a resume on 3 pages I don’t even bother to read. Usually it’s bullshit.
    May 30 0
  • New / Eng hellllooo
    1 page always even with a lot of experience. The less detail you put the more you can talk about it in an interview.
    May 30 0
  • Google / Eng fdshhddhj
    What if you have lots of publications?
    May 30 1
    • Google ahx
      highly cited/popular or recent publication, sure. an old publication no one cared about, who cares?
      May 30
  • My resume is 3 pages and I have no problem getting interviews. But It is important to add a summary to the first page, most people do not read the 2nd and 3rd page.
    May 31 0
  • I can barely fill up 1 page on my resume 🤗. YOE 1
    May 30 0