Aug 06, 2018 - 11:56 AM
Sep 28, 2018 - 03:39 PM
Yes, there is an ideal font size and margin width to use for a resume. When creating a resume, it is important to consider the font size and margins so that the content is spaced appropriately, which will make the resume easier to read. Hiring managers will be attracted to a document that is presented in a consistent, well-organized manner. Select a font size that is about 11pts to avoid having the font be too small (and therefore hard to read). Job seekers are sometimes inclined to select a small font so that more information can be included on the page. But a tiny font just makes it hard for people to see what is there.
Instead, be judicious about your word choices. Provide clear and quantifiable achievements, and discard information that does not add value. Highlight those things that are relevant for the role you are pursuing. Leave enough room on the page so that the margins are not too small. Generally, .6 on the top and bottom, and .8 on the left and right provides a good amount of room. How you manage the white space will play an important role in ensuring that your resume remains balanced and aesthetically appealing.