- It is often advised that a resume must be a single page.
- On the other hand, the European standard template for a CV is two pages long, and it is often advised to use it.
I live in Bulgaria, Europe.
Which of the two is more important?
The Workplace Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for members of the workforce navigating the professional setting. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Personally, I don't think it is important at all for a CV to be only a single page. It's more important that all the relevant information is included.
However, recruiters and HR people often have to go through a LOT of CV's every day. To get through their first selection, you have to make sure the most important stuff is on the first page. This means some personal information, a summary of who you are and what you want/have to offer, and maybe a list of keywords describing your skills.
Then on subsequent pages you can elaborate by describining your complete work experience, and describing in some detail what you did for each job, what skills you learned and what technologies/tools you mastered.
The reason for this is that in the software business, it is not uncommon for an HR person to be given an assignment of the form "find a software engineer who knows C#". By stating on the first page that you are a software engineer, and by including C# with your skills right underneath that, you greatly increase your chances said HR person will notice you as a potential candidate, and pass you on to the next round.