This is the question being asked by many job seekers as both short and long resumes have got their own merits and demerits
– A short resume can give an overview of your profile to the recruiter and the recruiter can make a decision quickly. A short resume looks handy and it is easier for interviewers too to focus on exactly what you know
– A long resume gives a detailed view of the projects you have done, your complete skill-set, domains you worked on, what exactly you are good at based on your projects and how it can benefit the company
What do companies prefer?
The straight answer is a short resume. Reason being, recruiters do not have time to go through your resume completely and make a decision. If you have a long resume and the skill the recruiter is looking for is mentioned somewhere deep inside, your resume may not get shortlisted. Big resumes are also a turn off for most of the big companies like Microsoft.
How to Include everything in a short resume?
A short resume should be intelligently designed wherein your experience, skillset, expertise and companies worked for should be mentioned with no detailed explanation on projects worked on but just a one line summary will work. You need not talk about team size, history of the project etc. Every section like skills, experience , certifications etc could be accomodated in 2 or 3 lines and your final resume can be limited to a page size of 1 or