At first glance, recruiters can make a decision if they want to continue reading your resume or not. Typically, all it takes is no more than a 6-second skim. Looking for a guide on the essential sections of your resume? Check out our guide! Then you either throw them into a pile of yes, or no.
When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial opportunities to show attention to detail, like choosing the perfect font. And research shows that font influences how readers perceive a message.
Because employers have only a short time to review your resume, it should be as clear and as easy to read as possible. You should use a basic, clean font like Arial or Times New Roman. Keep your font size between 10 and 12 points.