Survey Says: No Employer Consensus on Resume Length

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Results from the 2010 Orange County Resume Survey* recently revealed that more than a third (37.6 percent) of employers believe resume length should be determined by the level of the position applied for. Just over 30 percent prefer a one-page resume; almost 19 percent prefer a two-page resume; and 8.2 percent have no preference. Many job-seekers feel constrained by a mythical “one-page” rule. These results suggest the constraint is unjustified.


*The 2010 Orange County Resume Survey by The Center for Career and Life Development, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, Eric Hilden, Career Placement Officer, was distributed by email to 2,000+ employer contacts in Orange County and shared online employer contacts in Orange County and shared online via social-networking sites including Linkedin.com and Twitter.

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