A perennial question I get from students, partly due to shitty advice they get around campus from people who are not resume experts, is "how can I get my resume to one page?" Sometimes, I help students create one-page resumes. It is not a good idea to have superfluous or poorly worded information that takes up unnecessary space on a resume. However, if someone has a lot of great experience, she or he should definitely have two pages. Why not?
What is more, new research shows that a two-page resume, when the content is good, may be more effective: