7 Best Fonts to Use on Your Resume

Recruiters take six seconds to decide whether or not to toss your resume, so the right font makes a big difference. Your resume communicates your skills, assets and hire-ability. So if a recruiter can’t read it, or is put off by a funky font, you won’t even get a second look. “The most important thing is that your font is scan able, easy to read,” says Amanda Augustine, career advice expert for Top Resume. “Because so many recruiters are reading resumes on-the-go, you’d also be smart to chose a font that’s easy to read on a mobile device, which means a sans serif font like Arial, Tahoma or Calibri.” With so much being made of “personal brand,” it’s natural to want to stand out or make a statement. Augustine says you can still have some style, as long as you stay with one of these 7 best fonts to use on your resume, ranked by Insidermonkey experts.

Times New Roman might cost you your next job. While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it’s actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you’ve listed. “A reader may not arrive at the content if your font if too distracting,” Samantha Howie, senior human resources recruiter at the New York-based Maximum Management Corp., told the Huffing-ton Post. “The key is that we can read it with ease.”  But don’t forget that the content of the resume is even more important, which is why we advise you to take a look at the top 15 best words to use in your resume.

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