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April 28, 2015

Typography Experts Say This is the Optimal Font for Your Rsum

Even if you're not in the job market, keeping your rsum current is a must. (When the time comes to deploy your CV, there's usually not a moment to waste.) And thanks to a clever Bloomberg piece canvassing a small group typography experts, we're considering a total typeface overhaul for our rsum.

The consensus winner for those who don't have the money to shell out for an original custom typeface? Surprise, surprise, it's that ubiquitous crowd-pleasing sans-serif, Helvetica. (Helvetica is so no-fuss, it doesnt really lean in one direction or another. It feels professional, lighthearted, honest.")

Some other helpful gems from the font gurus:

Times New Roman: Its telegraphing that you didnt put any thought into the typeface that you selected.

Courier: You dont have a typewriter, so dont try to pretend that you have a typewriter."

Comic Sans: This goes without saying, but this font has no place on your rsum unless you are applying to clown college.

As for using emoji on your CV, we're skeptical, but intrigued. Said one expert, I think its a great idea. Put a lot of emojis on the bottom. Some chicken wings. They will love it.

H/T Bloomberg

Author

Adam Hurly