5 Reasons Calibri is the Best Font for Your Resume

Love Calibri as the best font for resumes.

by Donna Svei on May 20, 2013

Oh Calibri, how do I love thee as the best font for a resume? Let me count the ways.

  1. 12-point Calibri produces perfect resume length, 550 to 750 words on two pages. 11-point Calibri works well too.
  2. Because of this, Calibri focuses job seekers on telling their readers a 100% relevant story of reasonable length — the best kind.
  3. Font psychology research has shown that readers associate Calibri with stability. Employers like stability in an employee.
  4. Calibri was made to be read on a computer screen, which is where most people read resumes. It renders beautifully.
  5. Calibri is Microsoft Word’s default font. Thus, it’s widely available to readers, familiar to them, and easy on their eyes (the more resumes they read, the more that matters).

Yes, Calibri, when it comes to resumes, you’re simply fontastic!

If you want more evidence, click this sample executive resume link to see a resume prepared mostly in 11-point Calibri.

I write executive resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Save time. Get hired. Email me at donnasvei@gmail.com or call me at (208) 721-0131.

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11 Comments on "5 Reasons Calibri is the Best Font for Your Resume"

Comment or Question from
Denis Curtin
1 yr 11 mos


How well does the Calibri font work with optical scanners and company applicant tracking systems.

I understand that Times New Roman, for example, does not scan well even at 12 pts. with some resume scanners.

Denis, Great question and a sixth lovable point! It’s believed that Calibri scans well. Thank you, Donna


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