To the professionals now reading this who do not consider themselves designers (we get mostly designers here), hello. I presume you come with the same question. Let’s stop for a moment and answer it. The best font for resumes is . but check your word processor’s font menu first. It’s likely already waiting for you. Moving on.
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.
Best Fonts for Your Resume - Nursing Link
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.