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July 9, 2012

Lay-out of a resume

One page? Two pages? European-style 6-pager with a photo? One or two pages is fine. The days of the one v two page arguments are long gone. US resumes are never more than 2 pages. Well, occasional exceptions. Academic resumes are a special case, too). European-type c.v.s are just not the norm here, and tend to freak out HR Departments. And freaking out HR Depts is not the point of sending resumes. Do not add a photograph. Not relevant, and possibly illegal for potential employers to use the information. Don’t do it. Do not write age, marital status, number of

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