Importance of fonts in CV
How many times have you noticed that fonts can play an important role in documents, particularly, your CV? Resumes are typed in the word format and there are a large number of fonts to choose from. Calibri, Arial, Times Roman, Cooper Black, Cosmic Sans MS, Microsoft Sans Serif and many more. So, choosing a font that is appropriate for the resume can be a daunting task. Fonts such the Times New Roman, Calibri, Verdana etc. are used mostly in formal communication. These fonts have a professional feel and thus almost all formal communication use these fonts. Moreover, these are easy on the eyes and very clear which avoids any type of confusion which more fancy fonts may create. Plain stream, formats may look boring but boring is not always bad! It can help you put your point across more in a clear manner. Fonts swaying to one side such as the Cosmic Sans may look good in an informal communication but won’t look good at all in a CV which is perhaps the most important document that will start your career. So, you should not mess up with it.
The importance of fonts is huge to the extent that a clear font gives a professional feel to a resume which is considered appropriate by the recruiter. Moreover, the same font has to be used whether you choose to use Times Roman or Calibri. It will give uniformity to the resume and will not distract the recruiter from the information. However, you can a particular portion of the resume, such as the headings or make them in Italic form such as a title or make it bold to highlight it The bottom line is to hook the reader (the employer) and encourage him into reading throughout the length and breadth of the resume. Retail, finance, accounts, Business development, medical practitioners- there are innumerable job profiles await the right candidates.
So, now you know the importance of fonts and when you make a resume for you, make sure you choose a font that looks polished, is clear and looks good on paper.