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Resume Font

Use a Basic Font for Your Resume

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When writing a resume it's important to use a basic font that is easy to read, both for hiring managers and for applicant management systems.

There are a few reasons why it's important to keep your resume simple. First of all, many of them are read by the applicant tracking systems I mentioned, not by people. Those systems work best reading text rather than fancy formatting.

It's also important for the hiring manager to be able to easily read your resume. Using a 10 or 12 point font will ensure that your resume is read. Basic fonts like Arial, Verdana, Calibri, and Times New Roman work well. You can make section headers a little larger or bold.

Don't overuse capitalization, bold, italics, underlines, or other emphasizing features. Again, basic works best. Do be consistent in your formatting. For example, if you bold one section heading, bold them all. If you bold the company name, be sure the others are all bold, as well.

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