Several weeks ago I worked with a client on his resume. He had about 20 years of experience and insisted on a one page resume. His friends and co-workers told him that his resume should fit on one page. Not true!
Hiring managers spend 10 to 25 seconds looking at a resume, and do not care if it is one or two pages in length. What they do want is a visually-appealing, easy-to-read resume that provides critical, key information. A resume needs the right amount of white space, and a good resume design to set the job seeker apart from all the other resumes that flood a hiring manager’s desk.
Here’s a good guideline to follow: if less than 5 years of experience one page may due and if more than that consider two pages. Your resume is your ‘marketing’ brochure so make sure it is reader-friendly and compelling regardless of length!