How long should I make my resume and cover letter?

Your cover letter should be no more than one page in length. It should explain who you are and why you’re the best candidate for the job. It needs to be very concise, yet keep the hiring manager wanting to learn more. If you go any longer than a page, the person reading it will get bored.

Your resume should also be limited to one page, especially if you’ve been in the workforce for a short amount of time. Hiring managers spend only 6 seconds looking through your resume, so it’s important to keep it to one page filled with strong keywords to stand out.

1 This page is compiled from materials found on GlassDoor. Specific source material can be located at https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/10-answers-frequently-asked-job-search-questions/.

 
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