The most common resume formatting seen by hiring managers is by and large the combination format, typically because it allows you to fit more information on the page and helps it stand out from more traditional resumes. This is because most hiring managers and recruiters only spend a few seconds on each resume to decide whether an applicant is a good fit. This is why it’s important to make your resume as concise as possible.
You can make your resume more visually appealing and attractive by including more contrast in your resume’s design. You can do this by adding a bold header with your name and contact information on the left, and a simple resume summary on the right. This gives you two strong visual points of interest that help hiring managers and recruiters notice your resume among the others.
Combination formatting is a good option to use if you are starting your career in a new industry or field. Using this format is often effective if you have extensive experience in a particular industry resulting in a resume that’s more than one page long. Combination is also a good option if you have an extensive list of skills and experience that is similar to the job you are applying for. You can use this format if you are experienced and have done many jobs in your industry, this way things are more focused on your work experience and achievements.
Generally, using font sized 10-12.5 is a good choice. It makes your resume easily readable and allows you to fit more information on the page. If you want to save space, use a 12-point font.
It makes it easier to add any special skills you have that relate to the job you’re applying for as well. Quite often job seekers can use job descriptions to identify specific skills and then list them in the skills section of your resume. You can also use key terms from the job description to help you describe your skills.