1–2 pages. While most resumes used in the private sector should be two pages in length, there are some exceptions to this rule.

Here are a few scenarios when your resume should be a different number of pages:

  • If you recently graduated from college and are new to the workforce, your entry-level resume may only be one page long.

  • If you are looking for a job in academia or the sciences, your academic resume should be more than two pages long. In fact, your resume could be up to 15 pages!

  • If you're applying for a job with the U.S. federal government, your federal resume might be 3–7 pages long in order to fit all the required information.

  • While an international CV — the type of document used to apply for positions in most countries outside of the U.S. — should also be 1–2 pages long, the size of the paper is different. International CVs should be 1–2 pages of A4 (8.27” x 11.69”) paper, while resumes should be 1–2 pages of standard letter (8.5” x 11”) paper.

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