What Font(s) For A Resume



Robert11
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Hi,

Thanks for all the help re my font questions.
As this question is a bit different, will start a new thread.

Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or most
appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?

Thanks,
B.

Paul Ballou
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
In my Opinion Times New Roman is a good font to use on résumé's

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"Robert11" <rgsrose@notme.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Thanks for all the help re my font questions.
> As this question is a bit different, will start a new thread.
>
> Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or most
> appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?
>
> Thanks,
> B.
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
I agree, for two reasons:

1. Because it is so ubiquitous, TNR is "invisible." Unless your résumé is
for a design-related specialty, there's no need to get fancy. "Neatness
counts," of course, but you can have a clean and attractive layout with any
font.

2. If you need to submit the résumé electronically, you can count on the
recipient's having TNR installed.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Paul Ballou" <A26milerunner@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> In my Opinion Times New Roman is a good font to use on résumé's
>
> --
> Paul Ballou
> MVP Office
> http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx
> http://office.microsoft.com/templates
> http://office.microsoft.com/home
> http://www.ballousgiftshop.com/p1152b/
>
> Control the things you can and Don't Worry about the things you can't
> control.
>
> "Robert11" <rgsrose@notme.com> wrote in message
> news:PMKdnSfUs6Uf4g3fRVn-ig@comcast.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for all the help re my font questions.
> > As this question is a bit different, will start a new thread.
> >
> > Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or
most
> > appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > B.
> >
>
>

Stan Brown
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:48:10 -0400, "Robert11" <rgsrose@notme.com>
wrote:
>Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or most
>appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?

I used Bookman Old Style for mine, and it got favorable comments:
different from Times New Roman but not too different.

Really, IMHO you should pick a font that looks like the kind of job
you're applying for. In a highly creative and modern field you'd
select a modern font; in banking you'd select something traditional
like Baskerville or TNR.


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Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Again, always assuming that the résumé will be presented only as hard copy.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:48:10 -0400, "Robert11" <rgsrose@notme.com>
> wrote:
> >Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or most
> >appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?
>
> I used Bookman Old Style for mine, and it got favorable comments:
> different from Times New Roman but not too different.
>
> Really, IMHO you should pick a font that looks like the kind of job
> you're applying for. In a highly creative and modern field you'd
> select a modern font; in banking you'd select something traditional
> like Baskerville or TNR.
>
>
> --
> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
> "I feel a wave of morning sickness coming on, and I want to
> be standing on your mother's grave when it hits."

JoAnn Paules [MSFT MVP]
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
I stick to the KISS principal. Stick to Times New Roman regardless of the
position you are applying for.

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JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Again, always assuming that the résumé will be presented only as hard
> copy.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
> so
> all may benefit.
>
> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
> news:de49911eo65avll5gaft8i8ceddp1b15fp@4ax.com...
>> On Sun, 22 May 2005 08:48:10 -0400, "Robert11" <rgsrose@notme.com>
>> wrote:
>> >Anyone have any experience with, or opinions on, what is the best or
>> >most
>> >appropriate font(s) to use for a resume ?
>>
>> I used Bookman Old Style for mine, and it got favorable comments:
>> different from Times New Roman but not too different.
>>
>> Really, IMHO you should pick a font that looks like the kind of job
>> you're applying for. In a highly creative and modern field you'd
>> select a modern font; in banking you'd select something traditional
>> like Baskerville or TNR.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
>> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
>> "I feel a wave of morning sickness coming on, and I want to
>> be standing on your mother's grave when it hits."
>


What Font(s) For A Resume