How many pages should your resume really be?

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A one page resume is really your best bet. Really include only the most important things for that particular job. A CV should have everything that you have done and can be many pages long.
One page. If it is more than one page you probably won't even be considered for the job. You can play around with the formatting, font, and margins of your resume to make it fit onto just one page. It can be a little frustrating, but it's necessary.
Your resume should really only be one page, as should your cover letter. When applying to jobs, if there is a section for "extras," then supply your LinkedIn page and portfolio (if applicable). Employers don't want to sift through a long resume. If you are trying to make more room, change your font from 12 point to 11 or 11.5 point so it isn't to noticeable to potential employers.
Ideally, your resume should be no longer than 1-2 pages. You don't want whoever is reading it to feel it's too long and therefore not really read through it all or pay attention to your accomplishments. If you have had a lot of different jobs and positions, cull them down to only include the most recent. The jobs you had in high school aren't relevant anymore. You also want to include some of your volunteer activities, even if you didn't necessarily have a leadership role, besides your previous work experience. Lastly, you may also want to list any marketable skills you have, such as knowledge of Photoshop, MailChimp, etc. that employers may be interested in.

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