A resume should be between 450 and 600 words (or one page long).
Employers only spend seconds scanning each resume, so writing a standard one page resume of 450–600 words shows them you’re a qualified candidate with the appropriate hard and soft skills, educational background, and work experience for the role.
A resume should be 450–600 words if you’re a:
- recent high school or college graduate
- job seeker with less than 10 years of experience
- candidate switching to a new industry
If you’re writing a two page resume, your resume should be between 600–800 words and only include information relevant to the job you’re applying for.
A resume should be 600–800 words if you’re an applicant: