resume font helveticaA few weeks ago, Staffing 360 published, 9 Absolute DON’Ts for Your Resume, which included the advice “Don’t use an unusual font.”  We’ve also covered this topic in our ebook, The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Next Job, in the resume section. 

This week we read an article, Times New Roman is Bad for Your Career, which sheds even more light on the subject, and we wanted to be sure and share it with our readers.  Now it is doubtful there will ever be total agreement or a definitive answer on which typeface is best, but the article gives some interesting information and opinions from knowledgeable designers.  They agree on one thing:

Helvetica is the best, safest choice for business resumes.

Read the full article and its sister piece in Bloomberg Business for more on the thinking behind it and other advice on fonts.  Or, if you’re a busy professional, just consider taking their advice and going with Helvetica!

No matter what font your resume is in, if you are a technical contractor looking for assignments in the IT, Financial Services, Healthcare, or Medical Device industry, send us your resume.  If you’ve got the right skills and experience, we have openings and can help you tailor your resume for a specific position – fonts and all.


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