Is a 3 page CV too long?
The rule of thumb is that generally you should write about one page per decade of experience. Using that logic: A one-page CV should suffice for recent graduates and those with limited work experience. A three-page CV is fine for those with long work histories, extensive published work, or exceptional accomplishments.
How many pages should your CV be?
How far should your CV go back?
A CV should go back no more than between 10-15 years or your last 5-6 employment positions in reverse chronological order if within this time. Quite simply, this is so your CV is concise and relevant. Recruiters aren’t interested in what you did 20 or 30 years ago.
How do you layout a CV?
A CV layout is standardised: your name and contact details go on top, followed by a personal statement, experience, education, and skills. Hobbies and interests are optional. There’s a growing trend to make the CV one page long, but for more experienced candidates two and even three pages are safe.