Well a lot have been already discussed in this matter but still I want to know from some experienced people that what should be the standard size of the resume (if u r at entry level 1- 3 years of experience), some people say that it should not be more than 2 page for people less than 3 years of experience , I prepare my resume in only 2 pages, and give very brief about my projects , should we describe much about our projects and experience ? or just give the brief, can u please help me in this matter ??
1-3 years experience should not be more than 2 pages. The worse resumes are those from people who did consulting jobs. They'd list every month project they did (mostlasting 3-6 months), and would put every buzzword they could think of relating to each and every project. It was annoying for two reasons. First, I didn't care about the buzzwords, I care about what they actually did. Second, the signal to noise ratio on such a resume is pretty low. I want to be able to quickly scan a resume and find what I wnat to know. Having to glance through 8-10 paragraphs of different projects isn't going to help me do that. --Mark
I have 16 years experience, 12 of those as a contract programmer. I cram everything on to a two page resume. I would advise one pages for less than three years of experience. It is partly a matter of style. However, I find that removing less impressive material makes the remainder of the resume more impressive.
I keep a couple resumes, one is the blob with everything and anything I've done in my 15+ years of experience. Another one I maintain is just the summary, 1.5 pages. I keep the blob because the recruiters seem to like it. Probably because they have programs that search through for the buzzwords.
posted 18 years ago
how should we describe our projects ?? I usually give brief , team size tools used and the duration of the project what is the correct format ??
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