We recently noted that Helvetica is a sensible font choice for your resume. Now here’s a font you definitely shouldn’t use: Times New Roman.
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As POPSUGAR Living points out in a post quoting from Bloomberg, choosing Times New Roman — often the default font in Word — is a lazy choice. “”It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,” creative director Brian Hoff said. “It’s like putting on trackpants.”
Hoff favours Helvetica (as we noted in our previous post), but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. We’d suggest sans serif, but not, obviously, Comic Sans. And don’t choose a highly obscure font for a resume in Word format, since it won’t necessarily render well on other machines.