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.
Aug 19, 2018 - 12:33 PM