I've been doing a lot of recruiting recently and someone asked me if my resume fit onto one page. No, it did not. I thought it was two pages, but it was really 2 1/2. So I took on the task of fitting it onto one page just like the books say. I had to delete so much precious material! But the result is pretty tight and to the point.
One place I added extra detail was in the consulting sections. Consulting can be a euphemism for "unemployed". So I listed my clients - yes, Virginia, I really was a consultant!
Since it's actually under a page now, I might add in my time as a paperboy for four years. It shows stick-to-itiveness from an early age.
Check it out on the Resume tab.
(No, I'm not looking for a job. I'm looking for more programmers for ArenaNet, which is what caused me to think about my own resume.)