A resume has the potential to build you or destroy you and thus it is important that you ensure that you give it the utmost attention that it deserves. In addition to ensuring that your resume is well written you should also focus on the type of font that you are using as fonts also can harm or build your resume. In this article, I will be sharing with you the best and worst fonts to use when writing your resume.
According to Brian Hoff, a creative director of Brian Hoff designs, Helvetica is the safest font to use. “Helvetica is so no-fuss, it doesn’t really lean in one direction or another. It feels professional, lighthearted, honest,” he says. “Helvetica is safe. Maybe that’s why it’s more business.”
Matt Luckhurst, creative director at Collins, also agrees with Hoff stating that, “If it's me, [I’m using] Helvetica. Helvetica is beautiful.”
If you have some few extra money to spend then you can opt to purchase the Proxima Nova font. According to Hoff, the Proxima Nova is a “cousin to Helvetica” which has less of an edge.
“It has a softer feel. Helvetica can be stiffer, and Proxima Nova feels a little rounder,” Hoff adds.
Apparently, Proxima Nova is a big hit among the suits.
“I never met a client that didn’t like that typeface,” he says.
If you are looking at purchasing this font you will have to pay up a massive $29.99 at myfonts.com for just one style of the font. The entire 144-member family font will cost you a cool $734.