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What Font Should I Use on My Resume?

May 20, 2015 03:55 AM
[caption id="attachment_750" align="alignnone" width="300"]Product training keeps our Colleagues sharp and up to date. Proofing your resume could make the difference in getting a job and not.[/caption] Putting together a resume seems like an easy enough task right? Just list my education, skills and employment history and I’m ready to go. And, I can make it reflect my personality through the font, right? No, believe it or not, things like the font you choose for your resume could make a difference in whether or not you get a phone call from a recruiter. While it’s important for potential employers to see your personality before a final offer is made, expressing yourself through typeface on your resume is not the way to go. So, what is the best font to use? According to Bloomberg Business, the winner is Helvetica! It’s no-fuss, feels professional and honest. Here’s some other font options and the reasons you may or may not want to use them.
  • Proxima Nova: This one is for those who want to actually purchase a font. It’s a close cousin to Helvetica.
  • Garamond: If you have tons of experience and need to fit it all on one page, try this.
  • Didot: If you’re looking for something upscale, go for this.
  • Zapfino: Don’t go for the flowery fonts, or anything swoosh-y.
  • Courier: You aren’t using a typewriter, so don’t use a font that looks like it.
  • Comic Sans: This font should never be used on your resume as it’s very whimsical and unprofessional.
Looking for more resume tips? Check out this post with tips from our recruiters and read about optimizing your resume. Have a question that you aren’t finding the answer to? Submit it here and our recruiters will answer in our next Ask a Recruiter post.

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