6 resume fonts & the advantages they give you in winning a new job

Posted on 04-20-2015 by
Tags: Upgrading Your Skills , job seeking , resume

Have you ever sat down and looked at your resume and thought to yourself “bleh”? If you want your resume to jump out at potential employers check out these 6 resume fonts according to Business News Daily.

1. Arial

If you want to use a sans-serif font, Arial is one of the best options for your résumé. Barbara Safani, owner of the career management firm Career Solvers, told AOL Jobs that she likes to see the Arial font because the lines are clean and it's easy to read. 

2. Calibri

As the default Microsoft Word font, Calibri is an excellent option for a safe, universally readable font. Professional résumé writer Donna Svei is a strong advocate of Calibri for résumés, noting on her blog AvidCareerist that this font is familiar to most readers and renders well on computer screens. 

3. Garamond

Job seekers looking for an old-style font should consider using Garamond for their résumé. This timeless typeface conveys "a sense of fluidity and delicacy," and has "a simple elegance that looks polished in print ... or on screen," Kurvers wrote.

4. Georgia

A Colorado Technical University infographic on Mashable recommends using Georgia because of its readability: The font was designed to be read on screens and is available on any computer.

5. Times New Roman

Marcia LaReau, founder and president of Career Strategist, wrote on Forward Motion Careers that Times New Roman will show up as clean, easy-to-read text on any computer. While this font is highly readable and safe, be aware that, like Arial, using it may be construed as boring and unimaginative.

6. Trebuchet MS

Chandlee Bryan, a certified career coach and expert for Answers.com, said Trebuchet MS is an excellent choice for those looking to set themselves apart from other candidates


Posted on : 12 Jun 2015 9:53 AM

Century and Century Gothic are two typefaces which also that can be used in a resume. It keeps the resume clean and minimal and also clear for the person reading. But not only font, even the size of the font matters. As much as possible keep it between 10.5 and 12 points.

Posted on : 29 Jun 2015 7:32 PM

I just tried these.  Just a tip - make sure to carefully review your resume after you change fonts because it can substantially alter the spacing.  

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