What Font Should You Use For A CV?
The Right Font On Your Resume Can Make A Big Difference
We’re often asked ‘What font should I use for on 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 new times roman, as they are easy to read for high volume readers.
We steer right away from new times roman – it’s considered by many as ‘old fashioned’ (think typewriter font, and you’ll get the picture).
Our personal preference is for sans serif fonts, for readability both on- and off-line.
What’s the difference between serif and sans serif?
We suggest you use any of the following fonts for your CV or resume: