I just came across a good explanation from UrbanFonts on how to choose serif versus sans serif fonts.
And I thought, “Oh my, this is SO applicable to resumes.” I did. Really. Hence this blog post.
Plus I love it when I think, “Oh my.”
If you’re wondering what a serif is, hold on, it’s explained in the infographic below.
Fonts for Resumes
Back when people printed and mailed resumes, Times New Roman, a serif font was uber popular.
Now people email resumes. There’s a huge argument about whether serif or sans serif fonts are easier to read on computer screens. I’m not going to resolve it here.
You can decide for yourself.
You can see comparisons of how different fonts render in a resume here.
Learning about Serif & Sans Serif Fonts
Check out this infographic for a quick primer on font choices:
Updated June 2017
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