Advice on CV length – should I go with three pages?
Patricia Maloney, Career Coach, Galway

Q: I have pared back my CV as far as I can, but it is still almost three pages. Should I try to get it down to two? (Joe, Ballybrit, Galway)

A: There are exceptions to every rule, but I would say ‘yes’, writes Patricia Maloney, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

As people get on more in life, we find they can actually shorten their CV still further. Some CVs we see from experienced people are contained on one page.

The key thing is to include what really matters. If you put in too much, the employer may miss what matters. So, alas, my advice is to keep paring.

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Patricia Maloney is a Career Coach with Sli Nua Careers in Galway.

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