Hiring managers consistently reiterate one piece of advice: Limit your resumé to one page. You’ve diligently whittled down objective statements, reworded job descriptions and even resorted to 10-point font — but now it could all prove for naught.

 

More executives are willing to review two-page resumés, anxious for more data before investing time and money into a new employee, a new survey indicates.

 

Of those polled, 44 per cent said they prefer two pages, compared to 25 per cent a decade ago, according to the survey, developed by Accountemps, a staffing service for temporary accounting. More than half, or 52 per cent, still sought one-page resumés, down from 73 per cent 10 years earlier. The survey included responses from 150 executives in human resources, finance and marketing departments.