Resume Fontroversy: What’s the Best Font for a Resume?

Times New Roman takes more than its share of eye rolls and nasty comments as a resume font. However, it says, “Reliable,” to your reader. Plus, as you will see in a moment, you can cram a lot more words onto a page with TNR than you can with any of the sans serif fonts shown below. Just that simple, delicious fact often makes it the best font for a resume.

Resume Fontroversy: What's the Best Font for a Resume

Times New Roman takes more than its share of eye rolls and nasty comments as a resume font. However, it says, “Reliable,” to your reader. Plus, as you will see in a moment, you can cram a lot more words onto a page with TNR than you can with any of the sans serif fonts shown below. Just that simple, delicious fact often makes it the best font for a resume.


Calibri as the best font for a resume - AvidCareerist

Oh Calibri, how do I love thee as the best font for a resume

Helvetica recently (May 2015) received a ton of press off a Bloomberg article as the best font for a resume. However, the recommendation was made by a graphic designer who doesn’t write resumes. It’s a lovely font, but it’s not practical for most resumes.