- Respondents preferred a two-page résumé for entry level jobs 1.4 times as often as one-page résumés.
- Recruiters and hiring managers examining résumés for mid-level jobs preferred longer documents 2.6 times more often.
- Two-page résumés for managerial roles saw 2.9 times more interest.
Maybe a Two-Page Résumé is Okay After All
We normally advocate for a one-page résumé, and for good reason: hiring managers report they prefer them. But a new survey shows a two-page rundown of your work history and accomplishments might be okay, too. Résumé writing service ResumeGo recently conducted a survey of “recruiters, hiring managers, human resources professionals, or C-Suite level executives.” The study, which had 482 respondents over a week-long period, took place at the end of October 2018. Overall, these hiring experts preferred two-page résumés 2.3 times more than one-page documents: “According to the study results, out of the 7,712 résumés that participants chose in the simulated hiring process, a whopping 5,375 of these résumés were two pages in length." Curiously, this finding is indiscriminate with regard to job titles and experience levels: