I have spent much of today straining to read the tiny font on resumes and cover letters. I'm talking 9-point in some cases. Yes, yes, perhaps I'm just getting old and can no longer see very well, but 9-point is way too small. Haven't we agreed as a society that 11-point is a minimum?
It makes me think of how in school, some people would use larger fonts and wider margins in order to produce the full 10 (or whatever) pages that had been assigned.* I think this is the opposite of that -- people are shrinking their fonts to a tiny size because they think their resume can't be longer than a page.
Unless you are recently out of your school, your resume can be two pages. Really. I don't want to read resumes with a monocle.
* I also have a rant about why page minimums in school are a bad idea, but I'll spare you that.