No, 10 pts is not necessarily too small. However, don’t go any smaller because it will affect readability. Generally, a good font size for a resume is 10–12 pts. While 10 is on the low side, it’s acceptable.
Keep in mind that an optimal resume length is 1–2 pages, and different fonts read differently, even with the same size. For example, Arial will look larger and be more legible at size 10 than the popular Times New Roman. So play around to find the best resume font for your particular situation.
Once you’ve finished crafting your resume, give it a final look. The ideal resumes are:
- Laid out so that all the important information is clearly visible.
- Easy to skim.
If you’re not sure, ask someone for a second opinion.
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