Resume Hack #6 - What Font Should I Use On My Resume? | CV Saviour

What Font Should I Use For My Resume?

We’re often asked what font should I use for my resume? We hope this helps.

Small aspects like typeface can really improve the readability of a CV as well as the overall impression you create.

At a minimum, the font used must be universal (i.e. fonts that are installed on every computer irrespective of manufacturer).

Using a font that isn’t universal risks how your neatly formatted document will appear at the recipients end if they don’t have the same font installed.

Research performed by Dr Jim Bright (Professor of Career Education and Development at ACU and columnist on careers in the Sydney Morning Herald) has proved that fonts such as Arial, Helvetica, Verdana and others tend to be favoured over fonts such as Times New Roman, as they are easy to read for high volume readers.

Our personal preference is for sans serif fonts, for readability both on- and off-line.

fonts for resume writers

We suggest you use any of the following:

Fonts for resumes

(updated 2019)

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