Aug 17, 2018 - 03:50 PM
A lot of jobseekers want to know if a resume can be longer than one page. While the verdict is still out as to whether or not the one-page resume is a thing of the past, The Muse, which holds a pretty firm stance on the one-page resume rule, agrees that it's okay to extend a document to two pages if you have enough quality and relevant content to share.
The Muse suggests omitting certifications, credentials, and academic accomplishments that are not relevant to the position for which you want to apply. It also advises that listing every duty and task from past positions is not necessary. For instance, saying that you "managed large groups of people" is a waste of space, especially if your job title was "Manager." However, if your management style resulted in a 25% sales increase, say so.
If you've cut from and refined your resume to the point where it contains only the most relevant information and it still exceeds one page, don't sweat it. A hiring manager won't overlook you because of your resume length so long as your resume tells an engaging story.