nar, I approach this topic in a different way. The length of a resume is a moot point. Forget it.Rather, the length of a resume is a function of its depth (of information).
I will give my trainees two resume samples: a brief 1 page resume and a detailed 3-page resume. Then, I will ask them to highlight with a yellow marker all the keywords or unique 1-2 word phrases on each sample. Then we tally point the keyword count. In ALL cases, the long resume will have more keywords and a greater depth of detailed, job-specific, industry-specific, vendor-specific, client-specific, equipment-specific information than a short, 1-page resume. While I would not expect a recruiter to do this with her/his clients --after all my trainees pay me to teach them these things -- it is an objective way to make a job seeker understand how to write a compelling resume: Detail is king/queen and gets many more interviews than a 1-pager.
As an aside, I have found recruiters need only 1 page to size up a job candidate. But, a job candidates needs a 2-3 page resume of detailed information to overcome the intra-database competition. That is, to get in the final filtered resumes.
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