Writing a résumé is stressful: Does it really have to be one page? Is Microsoft Office still a special skill? Should we include our position as sorority social chair…from a decade ago? There are a lot of variables, but one we really never considered was our choice of font.
Sure, we’re not applying for jobs in Comic Sans (we’re not monsters), but a recent Bloomberg article made the case against what we thought was a totally safe bet: Times New Roman.
Huh? According to Brian Hoff, a creative director and font expert, using Times New Roman is the typographical equivalent of wearing sweatpants. Apparently, it reads as lazy.
A few suitable alternatives suggested in the piece are Helvetica, Proxima Nova and Garamond. (#TheMoreYouKnow)
And in case you were wondering, the answers to those first few questions are yes, no and better not.