What Should Be The Ideal Length Of Your Resume (CV Writing Tips Part 3)

One page or Two-page – There is a great debate over the length of CV.

For some career experts, the ideal length of your CV should be not more than two pages.

Job roles where you have to add certifications, publications and other accreditations equally important, the length may increase.

Bonus Tip:

Make an online CV, a hyperlink to your career supporting documents and this way you could show all your work and keep the CV length short.

ideal cv length

Ideal Length 2 pages
Focus on most relevant job roles
Do not add not relevant content


CV Formatting Tips

The top of your CV should include your name and contact details followed by your personal statement. The order of your other sections depends on the CV format chosen and relevant to work experience.

Here are some quick CV formatting tips

 – Save space
Add one or two lines for contact information. Cut out unnecessary words like phone number, email, and address.

– Do not write
‘References available on request’- If your future employer asks for references, will you say a no?

– Common CV Sections
Name, contact information, a brief personal statement, education, and work experience.

– Optional Sections
Skills, Awards, Certifications, Personal Interests and Activities

Give a link to these sections and let the hiring manager visit your online profiles to find more about you.

basic cv format

Chronological resume format
Functional format
Combination format

Some More CV Tips for #Jobs #Entrylevel #Freshers

If you are a fresh college grad or entry-level professional, your CV is blank with no or little experience.

But you cannot leave the section blank, right!

You as an entry-level professional should be a little more creative and think what relevant points you can add to CV.

Points to add in CV if you are a Fresher

Summer jobs
Extracurricular activities

Here is a CV Template for Freshers

What you need to keep in mind is your future employer wants to more ‘About You’.

–  How can you bring value to the organization?

–  How the above-mentioned points are directly related to the job you applied.

–  Whether the points differentiate you from the rest of the candidates


5 Quick Tips for CV without Work Experience

–  Don’t write an objective. Use a summary of qualifications.

–  Never send a generic resume for every job role you applied

–  Give real life examples

–  Keep it brief

–  Don’t just apply jobs in any company.

CV without work experience

Bonus Tip:

You may add more about yourself in the cover letter or job application email.

Now that you know about what to write and how to write, you can download the CV Template from Naukrigulf and customize according to your unique job skills.


Also, before you start writing your resume like a professional, avoid these common CV Mistakes.

Read about CV writing mistakes in – Part IV


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About Shipra Sinha

Shipra Sinha is content and social media marketer and a digital marketing enthusiast. A post graduate in English, the digital marketing bug bit her for good. She creates valuable posts, infographics and social media pieces with a blend of research, planning and personality for Infoedge India’s websites. Strictly follows ‘waste not, want not’. A lifelong learner with globetrotting dreams, she currently lives in New Delhi.

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