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Tahoma Would be Good And Most Readable
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B.sameny (8/3/2014)
Tahoma Would be Good And Most Readable

A lot more better looking than Arial and a bit easier to read too. Also tidier-looking than Lucida Sans Unicode (because more condensed), and I guess most people will have that font today; in the old days most people didn't so it wouldn't have been a good choice, but maybe now it is.


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If the appearance of the resume adds a value to it then selecting a font isn't enough. One should properly layout the document using the likes of Scribus, InDesign or Quark and deliver it in a pdf format.
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Eirikur Eiriksson (8/3/2014)
If the appearance of the resume adds a value to it then selecting a font isn't enough. One should properly layout the document using the likes of Scribus, InDesign or Quark and deliver it in a pdf format.


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If the appearance of the resume adds a value to it then selecting a font isn't enough. One should properly layout the document using the likes of Scribus, InDesign or Quark and deliver it in a pdf format.


+1

+1 again.

If you were going to send it as hard copy on paper you would make sure it was properly formatted, wouldn't you? So how could it even be imaginable that you wouldn't do proper formating if you were going to send it electronically?


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Eric M Russell (8/2/2014)
In the IT arena, I believe that resume font accounts for less than it would for those seeking a position in something like marketing, public relations, or at the executive level. Honestly, most resumes in IT get screened by team members looking for references to specific skills and work experience before it gets passed on for serious consideration by HR. If debating between Arial vs Times New Roman vs. Verdana, then perhaps go with whatever font the organization uses on their own website. Changing font style could fall under the general guideline of tailoring your resume to the job, although I personally don't tailor my resume; I am who I am at this point in my career.


I would tend to agree. We just got done hiring a couple of DBAs, and the font of the resumes we got in never came up at all in any of our conversations. As long as it isn't something really wacky or too big/too small, I doubt anyone will really care anymore. Especially for Sr. level positions.



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I like Arial in general, stopped using it because of how my name looks (Arni).
I don't like it when people call me Ami.
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