Aug 16, 2018 - 01:40 AM
Several of these fonts, including Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, and Verdana, are sans-serif. This means that these fonts do not feature extended serif features at the end of strokes. These fonts are ideal for subheadings. Traditional serif fonts such as Cambria, Georgia, Garamond, and Times New Roman are still clear enough for character recognition and ease of reading.
You may choose to use up to two fonts on your resume for subtitles and content or format text in the same font to make your subtitles larger, bolded, or otherwise set them off from the content of your resume. As long as you select fonts that machines and people can easily read, your resume should pass automated checks and review by hiring managers or recruiters.
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.