– Use an easy-to-read typeface. One that’s elegant and formal on the one hand (so no Comic Cans) and modern and stylish on the other (so no Times New Roman).– Keep your font size between 10 and 12 pt.– There are many good picks. Some fonts you can consider include: Cambria, Calibri, Helvetica, Bookman Old Style.– Both serif and sans-serif
1. Good font
fonts can look good on a resume so feel free to experiment in this area.– Once you choose a font, stick to it on the whole document. Ideally, use the same font when writing a cover letter for a resume.
2. Evenly-set margins
Resume margins on all four sides should be 1-inch.If you want to fit more into a single-page resume, you can take some margin space out, but at least half an inch has to stay.
3. Consistent line spacing
Go for single or 1.15 line spacing for all resume sections. Use a double space before and after each heading, and in between entries in your work experience and education sections.
4. Clear section headings
Make your section headings slightly bigger than the rest of the text. You can also make them visually stand out by typing in ALL CAPS.
5. Enough white space
Recruiters need some breathing room when reviewing resumes. Jam-packing the contents won’t make a resume look good.How to check if there’s enough white space on a resume?Print it out and look at it from a bit of distance. Does it feel crammed? If so, it most likely is.
6. No graphics, no photos
Fancy graphics can cause your resume to fail the ATS scan.Photos? You’re looking for a job, not a date. Unless specifically asked for in the job ad (it might be the case for certain positions), leave pictures off your resume.
7. Ideally one-page
How long should a good-looking resume be? Go for a single page. Target your resume at a specific job offer and include only relevant details.Make every word earn its place on your resume. If you feel you’ll omit crucial details by trying to make a single-page resume, don’t force it. Two-page