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Tuesday 15 May 2012

'Be pragmatic' when it comes to CV length

One aspect of a CV that is often debated is how long the document should be, with some sources suggesting a single page will do, while other experts advise cramming the resume with information.

However, according to David Moran, founder and principal of thecvexperts.com, there are no set rules as such, and instead more preferred do's and don'ts.

The key is to be pragmatic when it comes to length, he advised, giving the example of a senior manager with plenty of career history trying to cram everything on to two pages because that's what they have been told, even though it is simply not practical.

"Three pages is not only a perfectly acceptable length, but enough real estate to properly do them justice. On the other hand, graduates and college leavers can realistically have a very effective CV spanning two pages," the expert commented.

Mr Moran said that the layout should be 'simple, clean, professional and contemporary' and recommended people remain mindful that their CV may also be scanned electronically.

With this in mind, size ten font is 'safe' and typefaces such as Arial and Times New Roman are scan-compliant, he added.

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By: Salespeak News

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