Whats the recommended line length for bullets on the resume portion? Is 4 lines too much? Even 3 lines a bit much? ...By the time I get to stating any numerical outcomes or “why” the accomplishment is special I usually spill over to the 3rd or 4th line. I’m still able to fit resume to 1 page but worried if lots of 3-4 liners are discouraged.

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Are you talking number of bullets (which could each be multiple lines) or number of lines total? Either way, that sounds excessive. I normally have one bullet explaining my role, one explaining achievements, and maybe one more for anything notable (eg, “client requested by name to return to help during operations emergency”).

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I think he/she is effectively asking how many sentences per bullet. I have 3 usually spanning on average 3 lines

I have same issue. Depends on project. Some
I have 2 lines, some 3-4.

Thank you all - and just for clarity I was referring to number of lines for a single bullet. For example on most recent job I have like 3 bullets with 4 lines each (so 12 lines total) and I’m hesitant to break up a 4 line bullet into two because they might assume they are separate accomplishments when really they are just different details pertaining to the same accomplishment

Any suggestions?

That sounds like a bit much, but it’s hard to give feedback without knowing the content. If you DM and feel comfortable, I’m happy to take a look at your resume.

I rarely go over 2 lines for any bullet on my resume. Partly for consistency of formatting, partly to fit more in, partly because I came up doing shorter strategy engagements. But the operative question, since space is so limited, should be what each additional line/bullet gives you.

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