Yesterday I got to see a resume that quite honestly shocked me. It was all squeezed into one page … with tiny fonts and lack of breathing room. So let me say it as clearly as I can: size matters! Especially when it comes to font size on resumes.
I know many of you have heard that you need to fit it all on one page or it won’t get read. Well, if the font is so small it takes a magnifying glass for all but the sharpest eyes, it won’t get read either. And to add to the resume screening hurdle, if your resume is all glommed together it leaves an immediate impression — and not a good one.