tifosi77 wrote:And don't use any serif fonts (like Times New Roman) on resumes submitted electronically because they can sometimes get screwy when converting to a PDF. They're fine for printed docs, but if you're emailing a document go with a no-serif font.
Letang Is The Truth wrote:so sans serif is just rounded?
Shyster wrote:I’m not a hiring person, but I would immediately throw out any résumé that’s written entirely in a san-serif typeface. San-serif fonts are acceptable in limited roles like contrasting headings, but I would never set my entire résumé in one.
Tomas wrote:OK, if Helvetica is boring, Times Roman lazy - what is THE elegant typeface to use for the resume?
tifosi77 wrote:Another tip from the book "Positioning": never include your middle name or initial in your CV. It implies that you are so underwhelmed by your own background that there's no possible way you could distinguish yourself from all the other people with your name without including that middle initial. Not sure how valid that one is, but there you go.
tifosi77 wrote:Tomas wrote:OK, if Helvetica is boring, Times Roman lazy - what is THE elegant typeface to use for the resume?
Century Gothic is a good one, but it's kind of a 'big' font.
Shyster wrote:Note that none of these typefaces are free or included as default typefaces in Microsoft or Apple’s software.
tifosi77 wrote:Of course, all of this can be avoided simply by sending a pdf. But for some reason, employers still insist on getting editable documents. Is this to ensure better keyword searchability?
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