Is a 10 point font big enough to use for small descriptions in a cv?


Question

I am creating my CV on an A4 and I am wondering whether a 10 point font size is big enough. here is screenshot and I am talking about the content next to the crosses: http://d.pr/i/LDKK.

in fact do e really need to have that kind of description in there?

Thanks

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2/21/2013 6:17:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Most textbooks will use 10 to 12pt type. 10pt type is generally readable provided the font is well designed and line spacing is appropriate.

(Personal opinion: That san serif text is horrible. Letter spacing is horrendous and it is not a very "readable" typeface to use at a small size. Is that Arial? Arial is a horrid typeface.)

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2/21/2013 6:31:00 PM

10 point can be perfectly readable, but make sure you validate your design choices by printing your CV. Test on both an inkjet and a laser printer is possible. The kind of printer you're using (inkjet vs laser) can have a big impact on how well smaller type sizes are rendered.

I realize that a printed CV is used less frequently these days, but printing is a great way to get a sense of your overall design. Also, the person you send your CV to might choose to print it out.


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