With an uncertain job market, having a resume that stands out, is tailored to the job, and is well-put together has never been more critical. Here, we will guide you on how far back your resume should go when revising and editing it.

The guidance varies depending on your experience, what roles you’re applying to, and the types of jobs you would want.

Data shows that nearly one-quarter (24%) of hiring managers spend less than 30 seconds looking at a resume.

This means you should only include the more relevant information and job experiences to highlight why you’re the best fit for the job.

Here is our guide on how far back your resume should go.

How Far Back Should a Resume Go?

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