Okay, let’s talk about the typefaces.

TYPEFACES are fonts and sizes that are used to write a RESUME.

Now, you must be thinking that what is the big deal about it, right?

Actually, TYPEFACES are one of the important factors that determine the quality of your RESUME.

Now, let us focus on the actual topic.

Some of the BEST TYPEFACES to use in a RESUME are as follows:-

  1. CALIBRI – The most widely used font in Microsoft Word. It is the most widely accepted, safe to use, the easily readable and noticeable font in MS-Word. It has the capability to replace Times, New Roman.
  2. ARIAL – Well, I do not need to say much, because everybody is accustomed to this font. One of the most commonly used fonts. Barbara Safani, executive resume writer, career coach, job search strategist and president of Career Solvers said that she likes to see the Arial font because the lines are clean and it is easy to read.
  3. CAMBRIA – This font is often used in writing RESUME. It is one of the staple fonts of Microsoft Word. Dated back since 2004, this font emerged to be one of the most used fonts. Often a good choice to write a RESUME and have a traditional look.
  4. GEORGIAA – Bored of Normal fonts, also if you love traditional looks, go for this font. The font was designed to be read on screens and is available on any computer having MS-Office installed in it.
  5. TREBUCHET MS – Most of the people may have not heard about it but, it is also nothing to consider less than other fonts at top. Applicants who want a sans-serif typeface but do not want to use Arial or Verdana can switch to Trebuchet MS. It is quite an impressive font to be used and an interesting one.
  6. HELVETICA – This clean, modern-looking font has been reported to have made a place in the likings section of typographers and designers. Helvetica appears in various corporate brand logos of Jeep, Panasonic, and Lufthansa and even on New York City subway signs.
  7. GARAMOND – Yes, a rare name but, it is a font of quite a good deal. Job seekers looking for an old-style font may consider using Garamond for their resumes. It is named after French Type Designer of 16th century “Claude Garamond“, this typeface is a great choice for academic resumes and for those with years’ worth of work experience.


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