Recently, the well-meaning friend of a client gave her some really bad resume advice. She relayed it to me. One of the two items shared was a hot-button issue for me and a lot of other career professionals too. This well- meaning friend told her to make sure her resume did not exceed one-page. I responded to her email with an explanation why such advice, no matter how well-intended was poppycock. That one statement led to an educational email exchange, that let to a tweet, that led to a Twitter and Facebook conversation, that led to a blog post, that led to more conversation in the comments. Want to know more? Read Dawn Bugni’s post here.
Bottom line: A resume should be as long as it needs to be to convey (relevant) candidate value to a potential employer … and not one word more.