Aug 19, 2018 - 12:33 PM
The most important thing to remember when selecting a font size and type for your resume is readability. It needs to be extremely comfortable to read the document so nothing will discourage or distract hiring managers. Font size 11 or 12 is generally recommended because it is big enough to avoid eye strain, but still small enough to fit a lot of information on the page.
As far as font type goes, the same principles apply. Simple, accessible fonts improve your chances of hooking the reader. We recommend Times New Roman, Calibri, Georgia, Verdana, or Century Schoolbook. All these options are simple, clean, appealing, and professional. Take the time to learn more about what aspects makes a certain font suitable for a resume or other professional document.
Sep 04, 2018 - 07:01 PM
The size font to use on a resume is 12 point. A 12-point font is always, always a safe bet, and it’s the standard size used in and recommended for resume writing. You should never go below a 10-point size font—if you go below this you run the risk of making your resume difficult to read (which is the last thing you want to do!).
Many resume writers use a larger size font for their names in the header section of the resume (for example, 13- or 14-point font). This is acceptable, but don’t go crazy.
The most popular font styles include Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial, and Calibri. In addition, your text should never be in more than two colors, and style changes should only be italics and bold. For example, you could put your name in a different color, but the rest of your resume text should be in basic black. And you could put your resume sub-headers in bold (so, Work Experience, Education, etc.), but the rest of your resume text should not be bold.
Whatever you do, don’t use Comic Sans or another unconventional font type, since the font you use can make a real impression on hiring managers.