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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:49 AM
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Best Resume Typeface?
My old Resume was in Comic Sans. It worked well for years. I want to modernize it. I think the layout is good. But the typeface needs a update. I was thinking Gentium.

http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrs...


Anybody want to put me in the direction of a clean and professional typeface that would be good on a resume? A Macintosh compatible font would be nice.
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:52 AM
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1. Gentium's very attractive; I use Skia myself n/t
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 02:56 AM
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2. Go Copperplate!!
It sorta looks like Banker...

Will choosing the right font put you at the front of the line?

HR 'bots' don't usually pick out fonts, do they?

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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:07 AM
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5. My Sister..
She was the HR person at Symantec in Eugene. And a visually pleasing resume does help. She told me they toss the ugly ones before reading them.

She showed me examples of bad resumes. Some of them are very bad. They don't even get read. Graphics are a good way to get your resume into the can.. Filling them with accomplishments and not with word bullets can get you a interview.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:05 AM
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3. I use Times 12,
but scientific CVs tend to look very staid (no pictures, fancy paper, or little hearts above the 'i's.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:06 AM
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4. I always liked using Eurostile
:shrug:
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tomreedtoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:20 AM
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6. Why are you going with WEIRD typefaces?
Not even in a graphics design job are weird decorative typefaces used. Businesses expect you to communicate clearly.

If you aren't using standard Courier (typewriter-style) fonts, you're better off using a conventional "readable" type like Times, or maybe Garamond (since you're using a Macintosh). If you must have a different typestyle for headings or subheadings, choose a "legible" typeface that's fairly standard like Helvetica Bold or my personal favorite, Avant Garde Bold.

Go back and read the books by Robin Wood (the lady, not the comedian), such as "The Mac is Not A Typewriter" and "The Non-Designer's Design Book" for basic information about typography and layout.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:00 AM
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8. Eurostile Here Too
Very clean, easy to read,modern and stands out on the subconscious level.

It's also a free download on one or two font sites; otherwise $22+ from Afga.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:30 AM
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7. The best resume typeface should be a non-serif type.
You want something that is clean and easy to read.
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:11 AM
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9. Zapf Dingbats
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:12 AM by mobuto
If they can't read your references, they can't find out the truth now, can they?

Past employment experience?

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huellewig Donating Member (700 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:15 AM
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10. Oh my..
that was funny.. LOL
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