All the fonts fit to print on a resume

A resume is your first professional introduction in most cases. This means that it is a document worth perfecting. We know that it’s not the most enjoyable task, but we can assure you that it’s worth it. While the content of the resume is the most important aspect, the style of a resume can draw unwanted attention. It’s important to use professional fonts and a professional format. Steer clear of a shape poem in Comic Sans. This is the time when sensibility trumps creativity.

 

What font should I use on my resume?

 

Fonts fit to print:

The following fonts are clear and will make it much easier for your potential employer to speed read your resume. They will send the right impression about your judgment, professionalism and reliability:

What font should I use on my resume

 

What font should I use on my resume

 

Fonts NOT fit to print:

These fonts, however, will make your potential employer’s task quite difficult, to say the least. These will almost certainly get your resume thrown in the trash before you can say the word “Wingdings”:

What font should I use on my resume

 

What font should I use on my resume

 

Other essential resume tips to remember:

-Double-check your spelling
-Keep everything on one page
-Cater your resume to fit the job that you’re applying for
-Always use black ink
-Make sure that your personal information is updated
-Have a friend or colleague edit your resume

 

Apply now and boost your career with an international internship.

 

Sources: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-27/the-best-and-worst-fonts-to-use-on-your-r-sum-, http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/worst-fonts-ever-11-examples-of-bad-typography-in-print, http://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/best-font-for-resume

Photos

1. based on Font, by Marco / Zak, CC-by-ND 2.0

2. based on Sans-serif t-shirt close-up, by brett jordan, CC-by-2.0

3. based on 2006-02-14 003, by Michael Nutt, CC-by-SA 2.0

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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