Does anyone else get criticism from recruiting agencies about the one page format? Should I stick to my guns or do what's necessary to land the interview?
I've been searching for new opportunities and hewing to the one page resume rule per Manager Tools. In my meeting with the recruiter, he appeared to suggest I have something to hide or I'm not including enough detail. I'm applying for a junior executive position (director) and he believes directors need at least 2 or 3 pages. I had to bite my tongue and basically offload more accomplishments from my master career document (some of which had nothing to do with the job) to fill out the resume so he would even consider presenting me to the client. Specifically, he was looking for detail in roles nearly a decade ago. I'm a hiring manager too and tend to gloss over anything that ancient.
Full disclaimer: The one page format was passed on to me by my father earlier in my career and I've used it to find the current job I have now. I've also helped others with the format to seek employment successfully too.