Is My Resume Too Long?

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Is My Resume Too Long?

Q:Hi Lauren,

I was just editing my resume, and now it&s on two pages!  Any suggestions?  Should my resume be one page, or is two OK?

Best,
Jessica

A: Hey Jessica!

Resumes must be one page. I could sit here and sing it to you all day long :) One page! One page! The two page resume is what  I consider a trash can resume - automatically thrown away. I am "The Intern Queen" and had  15 internships, my resume was one page. Look over your resume and tailor your experience for the position you are applying for. Think to yourself, what is the most impressive  experience on this resume? If  I were bragging to someone, which experiences would I speak about first? And that is how you determine what can be left off your resume. When you have your interviews, you can bring up some of this extra experience that you cut off your resume.

Good luck! Shorten it up :)

Best,

Lauren Berger

"The Intern Queen"