The universities I applied to asked for a resume that does not exceed 2 pages. I think 2 pages is generally the norm.
How many pages does your Resume have? is two-page too long?
I plan to add my current research work into my resume, but that makes my resume to be 2 pages long. and I have mentioned my current research in my SOP, so I am not sure whether I shall mention this in my Resume also.
Does anybody have some idea about this? any comment is welcomed. Thanks!
I would say if you have done some independent research than 2 pages are fine, if not I would stick to 1 page limit. Btw, I don’t think that if you have been a R.A. in some project at your university or somewhere else you should really go on mentioning the projects you worked on (unless of course you have made some important contribution to them). I will just say that I have been a R.A. and assume that they know far too well what king of things a R.A. does.
What do you guys think?
Did you like this post?
Then remember to give me ‘REPUTATION’
I guess a lot depends on the characteristics of your situation, if you have one degree and no work experience, you should be able to get everything on one page. If instead, you already have a grad degree, and you've written theses for undergrad and grad, you've worked for some months, etc. you're going to need 2 pages, but probably not more, unless you've published like crazy. (lucky you, in that case!)
My CV is 12 pages long with my 7 years of experience in Chip design. I used the same for all the universities I applied for Ph.D.(EE). So far, they did not crib. For on-line application, I used the pdf format to reduce the size. For paper application, I sent the 12 pages and so far no university cribbed.
I think it is okay to have more pages unless the university specifies limit as long as your CV is informative.
Same is the case with my SOP which is of 5 pages. I cut the length wherever the university specified limit. Otherwise, I kept it as is.
Originally Posted by jjyy
Well, I would not agree with this. Don't ever assume that profs in admission committee are specialists in your area - they will not jump from they chairs to look for your papers in order to undersitand what kind of research have you done.Originally Posted by Panda77
Tell them as much as you can, but be as short as you can - and it is
My CV has 2 single spaced pages (5 years of research and teaching expirience) 1-2 lines per item (paper, project, taught course, place of employment).
I've read many profs CVs before starting mine, so I thinck it is pretty standard approach in academia approach in acdemia (well, not so uch detailes about projects, of course).
Per aspera ad astra
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)