Why are Indian resumes so long?
Krishna at Thought Clusters shares his thoughts:
The simplest reason is: Indians have long resumes because they simply don’t know any better, i.e., they have not seen resumes prepared by the typical American programmer. In fact, these resumes (while in India) also have other kinds of personal details, such as the person’s date of birth, passport number, names of parents and so on, which people quickly learn to discard after arriving in the United States. Most people who write their own resumes have no clue what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for. Most Indian immigrants who come to US use a friend’s resume as a template and just put in all the information that may be appealing to someone reading it. When they complete a project, they simply add the details of the new project to the existing resume, very rarely deleting old projects. From a job search engine standpoint, this may actually be useful in getting more resume views.