Choose The Proper Resume Fonts

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Select the proper type style and your resume will be easily read by anyone who needs to view it (or by any employer’s scanning system).

Here are some quick, helpful tips for you.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

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Choose The Proper Resume Fonts

  1. 1. Job-Seeker Tip <br />CHOOSE THE PROPER RESUME FONTS<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />YOUR CHOICE OF FONTS<br />IS IMPORTANT<br />
  3. 3. 1.1 DEFINITION<br /> font:<br /><ul><li>Specific type of lettering</li></ul>and numbering that you use<br />in composing a written document<br />
  4. 4. 1.2 THE PROPER FONT GIVES “READABILITY”<br /><ul><li>Select the proper type and your</li></ul>resume will be easily read<br />by anyone who needs to view it<br />(or by any employer’s scanning system) <br /><ul><li>Type Size matters: choose between 10.5 and 12 points;</li></ul>any smaller and it’s hard to see<br />
  5. 5. 2<br />.<br />HOW<br />FONTS<br />DIFFER<br />
  6. 6. 2.1 HOW FONTS DIFFER<br /><ul><li>Fonts come in distinct</li></ul> families<br /><ul><li>They differ in terms of their look,</li></ul>size, weight and spacing<br />
  7. 7. 2.2 FONT FAMILIES - SIMPLE<br /><ul><li>Simple and clean like the </li></ul>following fonts guarantee the <br />readability of the text<br />(this is the font used<br />throughout this slide presentation)<br />Arial<br />Verdana<br />
  8. 8. 2.3 FONT FAMILIES - FANCY<br /><ul><li>Fancier fonts like the following</li></ul>may look great, but they <br />can strain the eye or not <br />get scanned properly<br />Bradley<br />Comic Sans<br />
  9. 9. 3<br />.<br />“SERIF” FONTS <br /> VERSUS <br />“SANS SERIF”<br />
  10. 10. 3.1 TWO MAIN CATEGORIES OF TYPEFACES<br /><ul><li> There are two main categories</li></ul> of typefaces. One is called Serif,<br /> the other is Sans Serif<br /><ul><li>They differ mainly in terms of </li></ul>whether the font has extra markings or not<br />
  11. 11. 3.2 “SERIF” FONTS<br /><ul><li> Tend to be more stylized
  12. 12. They all have little markings, </li></ul> curves or hooks as part of <br /> their design<br />Times New Roman<br />Bookman Old Style<br />
  13. 13. 3.3 “SANS SERIF” FONTS<br /><ul><li> Literally means “without serifs”
  14. 14. Do not have little markings, </li></ul> curves or hooks as part of <br /> their design<br /><ul><li> Tend to be used most often</li></ul>in resumes<br />Verdana<br />Arial<br />
  15. 15. more on this topic:<br />The Proper Use Of Resume Fonts<br />more career advice:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca<br />join us on:<br />

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