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What font size should I use on my resume?

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In order to make sure your resume has a professional look that will impress the screener you need to make sure you use the proper font size. Human resources professionals involved in the hiring process often claim about the font sizes used by applicants.

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Mixing font sizes give your resume a comical appearance that will cause the screener to not take you seriously. Complaints are that people make their headlines too large so the name will stand out. Although the name does stand out, it is not in a positive way.

Their second complaint is that the font size is too small. Typically the petite font is to keep the resume to a shorter length but what is does is make it too small for the screener, especially those in the older Baby Boomer generation.

Keep your font size between 10 and 12 and be consistent throughout the entire document. The only mixing of font sizes that is aesthetically pleasing would be to have a 12 point font in the heading while the balance of the document is in 10 point.

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