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Resume page

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding resume pages. Does it have to be 1 page? Even if you are experienced in industry? Can we make it 2 pages if we have some publications? Does it make the resume better or not to include publications and make the resume 2 page?

Thanks!

Hi everyone, I have a question regarding resume pages. Does it have to be 1 page? Even if you are experienced in industry? Can we make it 2 pages if we have some publications? Does it make the resume better or not to include publications and make the resume 2 page?

Thanks!

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Hi,

If you have publications and extended industry experience, 2 pages is fine. As long as its concise, focuses on major achievements and is written in the appropriate style (lots of impact words, quantifying achievements etc.), I don't think there is a strict one-page rule.

Personally, I've got interviews at McKinsey, Oliver Wyman and a few smaller boutiques with a 2-pager; but then also at Bain and BCG with a single-page.

Hi,

If you have publications and extended industry experience, 2 pages is fine. As long as its concise, focuses on major achievements and is written in the appropriate style (lots of impact words, quantifying achievements etc.), I don't think there is a strict one-page rule.

Personally, I've got interviews at McKinsey, Oliver Wyman and a few smaller boutiques with a 2-pager; but then also at Bain and BCG with a single-page.

General business school rule of thumb is to have a 1-page resume if you have less than 10 years of experience. If you have more than 10 years, then you have have 2 pages or more.

Having publications can add credibility and help impress the interviewers. Perhaps you can include one or two publications as highlights and keep the resume one page?

General business school rule of thumb is to have a 1-page resume if you have less than 10 years of experience. If you have more than 10 years, then you have have 2 pages or more.

Having publications can add credibility and help impress the interviewers. Perhaps you can include one or two publications as highlights and keep the resume one page?