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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 07:59 AM
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18. I dunno... it depends on what the reader would appreciate...
The standard serif and sans-serif fonts just beg to be looked over. You want something that looks enough different to warrant a second look. So, instead of Times New Roman, maybe Goudy OlSt, Garamond, or High Tower Text. Like I said, just a little different.

As far as sans-serif, instead of Arial or Helvetica, maybe try Century Gothic or Verdana.
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  -serif or sans-serif font for a resume? pokerfan  Oct-11-10 09:29 PM   #0 
  - Which is which?  Suich   Oct-11-10 09:37 PM   #1 
  - The middle one is Helvetica  pokerfan   Oct-11-10 09:52 PM   #5 
  - Both.  Sweet Freedom   Oct-11-10 09:43 PM   #2 
  - If you got the plague, the font doesn't matter.  rug   Oct-11-10 09:50 PM   #3 
  - sans serif... humanist or helvitica.  LanternWaste   Oct-11-10 09:51 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for the professional opinion  pokerfan   Oct-11-10 09:57 PM   #7 
  - are there still typesetters?  grasswire   Oct-12-10 12:09 AM   #9 
     - desktop typesetting, yes.  LanternWaste   Oct-12-10 07:42 AM   #16 
  - LOL  alcibiades_mystery   Oct-11-10 09:52 PM   #6 
  - The sample text is, but my font question is not (nt)  pokerfan   Oct-11-10 09:58 PM   #8 
     - I like Palatino  Capn Sunshine   Oct-12-10 01:54 AM   #10 
        - It's a vile, right-wing font  JustABozoOnThisBus   Oct-12-10 03:51 AM   #12 
  - Use Lucida Sans.  jmowreader   Oct-12-10 03:14 AM   #11 
  - Sans always looks cleaner to me. And the purpose of the resume  struggle4progress   Oct-12-10 04:49 AM   #13 
  - I'm leaning toward a sans-serif font  pokerfan   Oct-12-10 06:19 PM   #32 
  - Serif is known to be easier to read.  6000eliot   Oct-12-10 05:10 AM   #14 
  - Sans-serif - easier to read.  HopeHoops   Oct-12-10 07:41 AM   #15 
  - Times New Roman. nt  Deep13   Oct-12-10 07:55 AM   #17 
  - Yes.  Dulcinea   Oct-12-10 11:48 AM   #21 
     - 13 or 14 would be easier to read.  Deep13   Oct-12-10 02:40 PM   #25 
  - I dunno... it depends on what the reader would appreciate...  ChoralScholar   Oct-12-10 07:59 AM   #18 
  - Serif. Sans-serif says "I don't care about myself or you, the reader"  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-10 08:06 AM   #19 
  - COPPERPLATE BOLD GOTHIC UNDERLINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-12-10 08:08 AM   #20 
  - As someone who has seen a lot of resumes, I prefer serif. It looks much more professional, to me.  Brickbat   Oct-12-10 01:24 PM   #22 
  - Serif looks classier, like you're more serious.  rocktivity   Oct-12-10 01:40 PM   #23 
  - serif for the body copy, sans serif for headings n/t  Scout   Oct-12-10 01:46 PM   #24 
  - No 2 for engineering, but change Plague to Plaque,unless you were very fucking sick.  old mark   Oct-12-10 04:10 PM   #26 
  - Tahoma or Verdana. But not comic sans.  Bucky   Oct-12-10 04:24 PM   #27 
  - Considered Candy Cane  pokerfan   Oct-12-10 06:06 PM   #30 
  - Self-delete  timtom   Oct-12-10 05:16 PM   #28 
  - Well I'm a graphic designer so I can't bear the thought of using TNR for anything ever.  grace0418   Oct-12-10 05:18 PM   #29 
  - I once had a resume sent to me in Comic Sans.  Chan790   Oct-12-10 06:13 PM   #31 
     - A resume sent to me in comic sans would not even be read. It would go straight in the  grace0418   Oct-13-10 12:14 AM   #33 
  - One small detail.  astral   Oct-14-10 09:06 AM   #34 
  - I did  begin_within   Oct-14-10 09:30 AM   #36 
     - Ah, so it WAS a joke  astral   Oct-15-10 09:46 AM   #38 
  - I would choose a serif typeface  begin_within   Oct-14-10 09:27 AM   #35 
  - You once received a plague??  Lil Missy   Oct-14-10 11:37 AM   #37 

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