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Size Matters: Part II

Diane: Uh oh. My resume is 2 pages. The whole thing is in 11-point font, with headlines a bit larger. At what point in one's career, if ever, are 2 pages justified?

The answer to this is somewhat industry and job specific. Generally, after about the 10th year of your career, you have enough relevant information to justify extending your resume to a second page. Mine is a page and a half.

Just make sure that you scrutinize your dated and less important information in the same way that you did when you were trying to fit things onto one page. If the details of one of these older sections have become fuzzy and unfamiliar—so that you cannot defend them during an interview—they should not be there.

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