I'm an assistant professor at a university. I'm writing a recommendation letter for an undergraduate student, who is applying for an internship job.
The problem that I am facing is that I know this student quite well, so it is fairly easy for me to write a letter that is two pages long. However, I encountered some online advice that suggests that I should keep my letter concise, within one page.
For example, from How to Write a Reference Letter With Examples:
A letter of recommendation should be more than one or two paragraphs; a letter this short suggests you either do not know the person well or do not fully endorse them. However, you want to keep the letter concise and focus on a few key points, so avoid writing more than one page [emphasis mine]. Three or four paragraphs that explain how you know the person and why you are recommending them is an appropriate length.
Question: How important is it for me to keep my letter within a single page, or is it generally acceptable to write a longer letter if I have more information which I wish to include in the letter?