Your resume has two obstacles to hurdle if you want to get the interview – the applicant tracking system, then the reader.
But if your resume has formatting issues, you will be lucky to make it through the first. Your resume might show a stellar career history, track record of success, crushed sales targets, and beyond. But if it is hard to read, well, nobody will want to read it – robot ATSs included. When it comes to resume format, here is what you should and shouldn’t do:
- Let’s just get this out of the way. Don’t use silly fonts
Just don’t. You shouldn’t even use colored text, or bold certain sections to draw attention to them. This just looks unprofessional. Stick to Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri.
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