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#1 Amy

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

I was taught that in a resume it looked more professional to use a sans-serif font for headings of the resume, and to use a serif font for the content below each heading. How much truth do you think there is to this?

 

I personally prefer sans-serif throughout a resume because I think it looks so much cleaner.


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#2 LividLegends

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:43 PM

I don't think it matters much which one you use for the header or the content. Personally, I think headings should be in a sans-serif, and content in a serif. However, be consistent in what fonts you do. Keep the same fonts for the headings and the same font for the content. Having too many different fonts can be confusing and tacky.


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#3 Amy

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 09:44 PM

I agree, I don't like different fonts.

 

I do like to use smaller font sizes to make it easier to read, for example having the date range for a job on a new line in slightly smaller font, maybe even a slightly lighter font.


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#4 Photographa

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

I think that a unique blend of fonts can really help a resume stand out, as long as you're creative with it in a clean way.

 

So many people use templates with the same old fonts, and if a recruiting manager sees something new that looks great it could really catch their eye, especially if the position has something to do with design.


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