#9) How long should your resume be? | Just-ask-Chris MINISODE #1


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This is...the Let’s Eat, Grandma podcast number 9 – this is Just-Ask-Chris Minisode #1.

We are going to take commonly asked job search questions, break them down, and give you the information as one in-depth answer.

Why a minisode? We wanted to give you another way to learn complex information. We take the complex information with a million different rules (like resume writing in the English language) and give you a way to digest it easily. Little resume snacks if you will.

We are doing this for those go getters who are hyper learners. So those who really want to take a moment in their life—walking to work, waiting in line at the doctor’s office, whatever—and pick something to learn. These episodes will be very SHORT. That is, around 5-10 minutes to make sure that you get a good answer as quickly as possible.


In this podcast, you are going to learn the answer to one of the most commonly asked questions about resumes.

How long should it be?!

Why is this such a hot topic?

What are some example scenarios of a one-page resume vs. a two page resume?

The core concept: The resume should be as long as it needs to be — but short enough to remain interesting.

Please note: that there are a few industries and positions that would expect you to submit a longer resume. Three examples:

· Federal resumes that ask you about everything you did

· Academia. (Cover letters even)

· IT Consultant positions that want to look at detail of all your past work.

If you would like us to evaluate your resume and assess a proper length, please submit your resume to projects@letseatgrandma.com

Please also let us know what you thought of this podcast :)

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