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When applying for software engineering/development jobs should I keep my CV/resume on 1 or 2 pages?
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When applying for software engineering/development jobs should I keep my CV/resume on 1 or 2 pages?
Depends if you're writing a CV or a résumé.

In the UK you write a CV, which contains details on where you've worked and studied, a personal profile, list of skills, and information on hobbies. It should run to two pages of smartly-formatted prose combined with bullet-lists.

A résumé is a much more simple bullet-list of where you've worked, runs to about half a page to a page. It's limited to what skills you learned in what job.

Note: if you're looking for a dev job in the UK, make your CV really bloody good; there's barely any jobs and competition is very fierce.
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So should I keep it on 1 page or not?
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So should I keep it on 1 page or not?
1 side of A4, unless you have 5 or more years of relevant professional experience, post graduation.
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1 side of A4, unless you have 5 or more years of relevant professional experience, post graduation.
Oh that's good to hear since the employability team at my uni said that a 2 page cv is a must.
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Oh that's good to hear since the employability team at my uni said that a 2 page cv is a must.
Rubbish, a 2 page CV is usually about 60% waffle and unnecessary formatting! You can put it up on the CV Help forum if you want proof.
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My latest CV had 15 years of experience condensed to a single page - although I've only had 4 jobs which makes that easier
The next version will probably finally be expanded to 2 pages.

If you haven't already you should set up a GitHub/GitLab/BitBucket account and upload some personal project work. Include a link on your CV so people can check out your code.

A simple Google search for "developer cv" yields tons of useful info - just be sure to apply it properly, don't just blindly follow everything the internet tells you
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Hey there,

Check out the Milkround ultimate CV guide for some great CV tips!
http://advice.milkround.com/cv-writing-guide
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Hey there,

Check out the Milkround ultimate CV guide for some great CV tips!
http://advice.milkround.com/cv-writing-guide
Bit arrogant...
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