Aug 23, 2018 - 07:43 PM
The best attribute to look for in a font for your resume is ease of reading. The font should be as comfortable and accessible as possible. If it is distracting to the reader, it is more difficult for you to communicate your qualifications. There are both some serif and sans serif fonts that fulfill this requirement. Some of the best choices are Times New Roman, Calibri, Georgia, Verdana, and Century Schoolbook. Additionally, size 11 or 12 is usually considered the easiest to read.
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Sep 04, 2018 - 09:10 PM
The font type you should use in your resume isn’t exactly set in stone, but generally speaking, Verdana, Garamond, and Century Gothic are all considered resume-appropriate.
The fonts mentioned above are easily accessible and fairly conservative, which makes them good for a resume. While not overly exciting, these fonts are easy to read, and more importantly, translate well into the applicant tracking systems that so many companies now use. You will notice that Times New Roman is not on my list. While Times New Roman works, it is -in my opinion- an outdated font. My point is this -your resume should be fresh and inspiring, two things that Times New Roman is not.
It is best to avoid exotic or unusual fonts on your resume. They can be hard to read and will not always translate well. If you want to add a little creativity, you can use a different font for the header on your resume (as long as you choose something that is easy to read). Consistency is key, so whatever you decide make sure you are consistent. For example, if you use a different font for your header, make sure all other headings (like Work Experience and Education) are in the font you selected.