How long do you have to keep resumes on file?

3 years

How long should unsuccessful job applications be kept?

This would include advertisements, selection committee records, applications from unsuccessful applicants etc. However, other records such as applications and certain background checks for successful applicants are generally required to be retained for at least 7 years after employment ceases.

How long should it take to write a resume?

Only after you have gathered all of your relevant information, is it time to start writing. How long should that take? If you are writing a private sector resume, assume it will take you at least 4 to 6 hours (or more); if you are writing a federal resume, assume a minimum of 6 to 8 hours.

What is a good resume objective?

The most effective objective is one that is tailored to the job you are applying for. It states what kind of career you are seeking, and what skills and experiences you have that make you ideal for that career. A resume objective might also include where you have been and where you want to go in your career.