Length of a Resume
It is generally preferable to restrict your resume to one page. If the essential information can be presented on page one, it is unlikely that any additional information you put on page two would improve your chances for an interview. However, do not sacrifice content (e.g., published work, significant life/work experience) to adhere to this recommendation. If you have been practicing for a while or gained substantial professional experience prior to law school, then a second page may be warranted. If your resume does go to a second page, be sure to include your name and "Page 2" in the upper right hand corner of the second sheet and staple the two pages together. It is absolutely recommended that your resume not exceed two pages.
Resumes for public interest employers should also be longer if your experience and activities warrant more than one page. These employers will want to see that your commitment to public service is genuine, and you can show that most effectively by recounting a thorough history of your work experiences and/or volunteer activities. In all cases, be sure that the most relevant information appears on the first page.
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