The font of your resume matters [Video]

Does the font on your resume impact the chance of you getting a job? Bloomberg Business thinks so.

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You've probably heard a million tips regarding your resume before, but have you ever heard that font can influence hiring decisions? It's true, the font on your resume says something about your personality, and it can even send certain signs to hiring managers.

For example, Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design, asserted that Times New Roman is the "sweatpants" of the font world, while he pointed out that Comic Sans should only be used when applying for a job as a clown.

Other fonts that get the cold shoulder are Courier and Zapfino, and Matt Luckhurst, the creative director at brand consultancy firm Collins, jokingly recommended adding emojis to your resume for extra flair.

On a more serious note, Helvetica won the consensus as the most professional font, but the experts also indicated that Proxima Nova and Garamond are suitable alternatives that display a professional tone.

At the end of the day, choose a font that fits your personality and looks professional.

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The font of your resume matters [Video]
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