In most instances, a resume should not be only one page.

Contrary to what you may have heard, a resume should rarely be only one page. Most professionals should use a two-page resume — this applies whether you have seven or 17 years of work experience.

Only entry-level professionals — those who recently graduated from college and are just entering the workforce — typically use a resume that's only one page.

In fact, thanks to a recent study that involved nearly 500 recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals, even entry-level job seekers no longer have to use a resume that's only one page. According to the research, recruiters were 2.3 times as likely to prefer resumes that were two pages over resumes that are only one page, regardless of a candidate's job level. That means if you recently graduated from college and have a number of relevant internships, co-ops, volunteer work, or extracurricular activities to boast about, then you may have enough information to warrant a second page. If you don't have those “resume boosters,” then you're better off using a resume that's only one page. 

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