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How to Decide on Resume Length
By Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert  - Original Article Here
"How long should my resume be?" is one of the most commonly asked questions about resumes. Not too long ago, job seekers were told that a resume should never exceed one page. Those who broke this golden rule were destined for the circular file.
Times have changed, and so has the criteria for resume length. The new guideline is: A resume should be long enough to entice hiring managers to call you for job interviews. That may sound vague, but there is no hard-and-fast length rule that works for everyone. Factors to consider include career objective, occupation, industry, years of experience, number of employers, scope of accomplishments and education/training.
Keep these facts in mind when deciding on your resume's length:
Consider a One-Page Resume If:
Consider a Two-Page Resume If:
Put the most important information at the top of the first page. Lead your resume with a career summary so your key credentials appear at the forefront of the resume. On the second page, include a page number and include your name and contact information.
Consider a Three-Page Resume or Longer If:
Multiple-page resumes can use addendum pages after page two. Job seekers can decide whether or not to send the full document or just the first two pages to a potential employer, based on the job opportunity requirements.

Here is a link to a sample resume for graduate students entering a new career path: Click Here This example specifically highlights abilities and accomplishments over specific jobs. You may find this format helpful if your experience lies in a completely different path than the one you are currently pursuing.