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Many candidates question whether choosing a particular font for their resume could help them to secure a job interview.

Resume Advice and Tips

While employers won’t hire you or invite you to a job interview purely based on your choice of font, your font size and style can make a difference to the overall layout and success of your resume template.

If you are preparing to write a resume check below for tips on font and style:

  • Choose a font that is easy to read. Employers don’t have time to read through a resume that is difficult to understand. You need to make your resume as accessible as possible so when you choose a font ensure it is easy to read and looks neat on the page.
  • Font size is important. If you don’t have a lot of space to fit content on your resume, don’t decrease the font to a tiny size. Similarly if you are struggling to fill the page avoid enlarging your font size as this could look messy! Instead choose a standard font size like 10pt or 12pt.
  • Most employers won’t want to read through pages and pages of text so when writing your resume try to keep it down to two pages or less.
  • Highlighting key skills and work experience is vital if you want the employer to read your resume. They need to see your relevant skills immediately so use bold font or change the colour of your text to help you make this content stand out.
  • If an employer wants to contact you for an interview they need to know your contact details so ensure you include these at the top of the page and consider using a different font to make the information more visible.

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