The length of it is important

Jul 22, 2007

This is the time of year when the majority of CVs I see come from fresh graduates.  I know from experience that the Careers Guidance officers in most Universities offer CV advice, yet I repeatedly see CVs of between 4 and 7 pages long.  If you are a graduate and have no other experience other than summer jobs, employers really don’t expect you to have a CV lasting more than 1 or 2 pages.  Even experienced job hunters don’t have more than 2 page CVs.  So cut down the length, lose the chat and stick to the facts.  You don’t need to write in detail every single module of your degree course – state the essential parts that are relevant to the job you are applying for, or even just the basics.