Believe it or not, the Font you use to write your Resume is one of the key points as to whether your Resume is easy or too hard to read. If it is too hard to read and the reader has to concentrate on reading the information there is a good chance they will put it in the ‘too hard basket’ (interpret that to read ‘Rubbish Bin’).
As in Advertising you have to conform to your target audience’s need and tailor you sales document to how they want the information presented to them.
Did you know that of all the registered businesses in Australia, 80% of them are considered to be small to medium sized. This means that when you submit your Resume in application for a position, your Resume will be read by the Business Owner or someone very close to them. These people are generally time poor and will only read Resumes that give them all the information in an easy format and easy to read. Font is important.
From about grade 3, all of out Test Books, Novels, Newspapers and Magazines are written in Times New Roman. Because we have been taught to read this font from an early age, we have trained our eye to read / skim over the information very quickly and this has caused our brain to comprehend the information in a short space of time. Try it out, test your Resume in different Fonts and see which ones get a better response.
You will be surprised.