What to Cut and What to Keep on Your Résumé - US News

You've likely heard that you should only include relevant experience on your résumé – and then you've probably asked yourself what exactly that means. You may be wondering: Shouldn't I include all my work experience? Won't it hurt my chances of getting called for an interview if an employer doesn't know everything I've done and am capable of on the job?

The answers are "no" and "no." You hurt your chances if you include experience that has nothing to do with the job you're applying to. The reason for limiting a résumé to two pages is that an employer only wants to read what is important for the job. Plus, writing a concise résumé demonstrates business savvy and an ability to write well.

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