Aug 23, 2018 - 03:08 PM
• Times New Roman
• Goudy Old Style
• Bell MT
• Lucida Sans
• Century Gothic
These fonts are professional and easy to read. Regardless of the font you select, you should try to keep the size at either 11 or 12. Any smaller and you risk the hiring manager having difficulty reading the words. Any larger than that and the hiring manager will assume you do not have a lot of work experiences to talk about, but you wanted to fill the page. Some fonts you should avoid at all costs include:
• Brush Script
• Comic Sans
• Trajan Pro
Another point to bear in mind is how you use bolding and italics. Headers can be in bold to clearly separate sections while you should use italics sparingly if at all.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:46 PM
Other fonts to consider include Tahoma, Century Gothic, Bookman, Garamond, Verdana, and Cambria. In some cases, you may want to use a resume template. Many of the resume templates available online today include custom fonts. These fonts can look great on your computer. But, if the hiring manager does not have the same font installed on their computer, it can present a problem when they try to read your resume.
To overcome this issue, you have two choices. The first choice is that you can stick with a font that is available on most computers. The second is that you can save your resume as a PDF. When you save your resume as a PDF, it will lock in any formatting. Then, it won’t matter whether the hiring manager has the font on their computer.
Whatever you do, pick a font that is easy to read. Also—maintain the same font style throughout your resume. Again, stay away from any fonts that are overly stylized. A resume with a highly stylized font is less likely to be read, and it looks less professional.