Resume Length for Mid-level

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Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 9:07 am

This is for a friend and before I ask them to compact it all to one page, wanted to check tls wisdom. Imagine mid-level with some unusual experience but nothing to blow your mind. Is it ok if it is above a page?

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 9:23 am

Having just finished looking through resumes and interviewing about 10 mid-levels (NYC M&A), I would think the resume of a mid-level should be one page. None of these folks, some of whom were MUCH more impressive than me, had a 2 page resume. Now, they all did include a deal list of several pages but that was separate from their resume.

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby mjb447 » Thu May 11, 2017 10:03 am

I'd keep it to one page if only to keep the focus on your friend's few most important resume items. It doesn't have to be exhaustive.

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby nealric » Thu May 11, 2017 10:16 am

When I lateraled, I did a one-page resume, but then attached an appendix with selected engagements and a list of publications. Seemed to work well.

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 11, 2017 2:56 pm

What I did was 1page resume plus separate page for publications/deals.

I spoke to a few recruiters and they told me that 1 page resume plus deals/publications is the norm for transactional cats.

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby lolwat » Thu May 11, 2017 3:13 pm

nealric wrote:When I lateraled, I did a one-page resume, but then attached an appendix with selected engagements and a list of publications. Seemed to work well.


Curious, how does the list of selected engagements work, esp. for lit? Is it kind of like a representative case list of stuff you worked on, kind of like how lawyers have shit like that in their bios?

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby nealric » Thu May 11, 2017 10:22 pm

lolwat wrote:
nealric wrote:When I lateraled, I did a one-page resume, but then attached an appendix with selected engagements and a list of publications. Seemed to work well.


Curious, how does the list of selected engagements work, esp. for lit? Is it kind of like a representative case list of stuff you worked on, kind of like how lawyers have shit like that in their bios?


That's what I did. Not a litigator though. Just listed general features to give the reader a sense of what kind of work I did- size of deal, key features, etc.

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Re: Resume Length for Mid-level

Postby Mickfromgm » Sat May 13, 2017 9:04 am

Going 1.5 or 1.25 page is way better than those nimrods that manipulate the borders, margin, font size and/or line spacing to fit everything on one page. . . and be obvious about it. It's not a term paper.

If you are a mid-level lateral, no one would bat an eye just because you have 2 pages of resume. But any resume has fat that can be cut out -- BAR/BRI rep? Fishing, cooking, gardening?



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