Can your resume be more than 1 page?

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Wouldliketotransfer2
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Can your resume be more than 1 page?

Postby Wouldliketotransfer2 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:12 pm

for transfer application?
I want to make sure I include EVERYTHING! What do you guys think?

zugzwanger
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Re: Can your resume be more than 1 page?

Postby zugzwanger » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:25 pm

Have you exhausted all ways of getting it to 1 page? Slightly smaller font (11 I think is OK) + 1' margins?

mgschiet
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Re: Can your resume be more than 1 page?

Postby mgschiet » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:51 pm

Depends on your experience. I'm a 0L, not a transfer, but I can tell you that I've had more luck with a 2-page resume than I have with a 1-page resume (I am 6 years removed from UG though, so perhaps your situation is different).

Ultimately, keep it concise, and keep it relevant. If you find yourself with more than one page, but you can't imagine paring anything else down, 2 pages is fine (unless the school specifically requires 1 page, in which case this thread is irrelevant).

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Nebby
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Re: Can your resume be more than 1 page?

Postby Nebby » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:31 pm

Keep it one page. Feel free to remove student organizations that you've held no executive office in, make your descriptions concise, remove your interest section if you have one.




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