Use this One- or Two-Page Resume Worksheet to know which length to use on your resume. Exercises give you example situations where you must choose between the two resume lengths.
Read each scenario, and indicate if you would use a one- or two-page resume.
You have extensive work experience that includes a long list of presentations, publications and association affiliations.
You are pursuing a radical career change, and much of your work experience is not relevant to the new job.
You are a recent college graduate with limited work experience.
You are someone that has run your own business for 15 years while frequently switching supplemental jobs.
You are a high school graduate with no job experience but have demonstrated leadership qualities as the student body president, a team captain, a community organizer and several positions in various student clubs and organizations.
You are a full-time parent returning to the work force after seven years.
You are applying for a faculty position at a college or university.
You are an engineer with years of experience and an extensive list of accomplishments.
You are a recent college graduate that has studied abroad and worked as a research assistant for a professor.
You have changed jobs frequently, have one or more gaps in your work history and are seeking a position for which you are overqualified.