Aug 08, 2018 - 05:39 AM
When it comes to the specific font you use, the main idea is to choose something clean and easy to scan. Professional fonts such as Calibri, Times New Roman, Cambria, Garamond, Century Gothic, Bookman, Verdana, Arial, and Tahoma are all appropriate. After typing up your document, you could try out the various fonts to determine which looks best with your resume.
You may also want to experiment with font size. As you try out the different font styles, experiment with sizes to be sure everything fits onto one page without looking too small. Most of the time, you should stay within 10pt and 12pt font. This leaves you with a page that is easy to read without looking unprofessional. One exception to this rule is your name at the top of the page. Go ahead and draw attention to your name and other information in the header.
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Oct 17, 2018 - 02:42 PM
Both Calibri and Times New Roman are good fonts for a resume, but I would choose Calibri over Times New Roman. While Times New Roman is a solid, readable font, it is not as aesthetically pleasing (if you ask me). It’s also a bit outdated and overused.
Know this: The best font for a resume is one that is easily readable and native on all computer systems. Some other good font choices include Book Antiqua (my personal favorite), Bookman, Tahoma, and Cambria. Given the other choices available that are much more pleasing, I would avoid Times New Roman in favor of one of the other selections mentioned above. Keep your font style consistent throughout the document. As far as font size goes, you can make your name larger at the top of the page so it stands out more. I would also recommend making your headings a bit larger.
Overall, maintain a font size that is between 10pts and 12pts for readability. While everyone has a favorite font style and size that they prefer, the goal of fonts when it comes to resumes is to attract attention, engage the reader, and be as easily readable as possible.