There are all sorts of things you can do in order to enhance the look of your management resume. But seeing as how you're competing for management jobs, you want to make sure that some of the things you do concerning formatting don't take away from your professionalism. What you want to actually do is add to your professionalism. One of the best ways to do this is to follow a standard approach so your resume is easy to read. In order to assist you I'm going to include a few formatting techniques people use that can either make or break their resume.
When you are creating your manager resume, it is always going to be a good idea to stick to a minimum number of font sizes throughout your resume. There are many people who suggest using maybe two or three as standard. If you question why you should stick to a minimum number of font sizes, if you do not it may make your resume appear to be tacky or even desperate at times. Whatever information the employer needs to find out about you on your professional manager resume they'll be able to find out, various types of fonts won't help.
Too small or too large font
You must assume that the person who is going to be reading your management resume is someone who has plain vision, which means vision that is just good enough. What you want to do is make sure your formatting is not too small or too large. Font that is too small is going to be difficult to read and is going to require the interviewer to strain. Font that is too large is going to jump out at them, but it is also point to serve as a distracter from more important elements on your manager resume, and that is not what you want.
- Gail Esparan