Why is a 1-2 page resume recommended?
I've read that a one-to-two-page resume is the best, but why? And is it significant?
I understand that employers have to read multiple resumes and they don't want to look at an four-page resume, but if it is largely a listing of previous work experiences, I feel like the employer can very easily and without much thought skip that parts he/she doesn't want to read.
Unless I'm planning to send in a 20-page resume with an analysis of my life story, is the length of my resume even something worth worrying about? If it is, how long is the optimal length?