Aug 11, 2018 - 04:17 PM
When you create your very first resume, you may find it difficult to fill even a single page with enough information to impress potential employers. However, as you grow older and gain more work experience, you may discover that the opposite is true—that you have a hard time keeping your resume to a single page. You assume that other people have the same issue, and may begin to wonder, are resumes still one page?
Most professionals have mixed opinions about the one-page resume. According to Inc., the one-page resume is dead and has been for a while. Two pages are the norm so jobseekers who cannot condense their resumes enough to fit onto a single 8" x 11" document need not worry anymore.
The Muse, on the other hand, suggests sticking to the one-page rule whenever possible. If you cannot keep your resume to a single page in length despite how much you've cut from it and refined it, then it's okay to extend your document to two pages. However, if you do so, make sure that that two pages contains all quality content and that nothing irrelevant slips through.
The Muse also advises jobseekers to not attempt to condense their resumes by removing white space or using smaller-than-average font. The last thing you want to do is force hiring managers to strain to read your document, or present them with large chunks of text.