Jan 31, 2019 - 08:10 PM
The best font for a resume is a standard, widely accepted font—ideally, one that makes your resume easily readable even at a brief glance, and does not call attention to itself or detract from the actual content of the resume. Safe fonts include Tahoma, Arial, Century Gothic, Verdana, Times New Roman, and Cambria.
Use one of the standard fonts that is likely to transfer seamlessly between iOS and Windows. You never know how many print copies of your resume will be made by the hiring team, how many different computers it will travel through, and whether a company’s ATS configuration has adequate font mapping or OCR capabilities. Avoid using Courier, as it could resolve into a non-proportional font on some devices.
Keep in mind that while most job seekers will have an electronic resume as their primary version, you should be sure that the electronic version matches the print version. Select a font that will keep your resume as intact as possible as it gets processed through an ATS, and circulated among recruiters and hiring teams. Always have a text version of your resume as a backup to enter into the free response field of the ATS, especially if you suspect the ATS might not parse your resume correctly, or might not attach it properly to your application.
Aug 16, 2018 - 01:40 AM