Looking for a Job? Helvetica May Be The Answer
A new study by Bloomberg has revealed the best and worst fonts to use on your resume. The clear winner was Helvetica. "Helvetica is so no-fuss, it doesn’t really lean in one direction or another. It feels professional, lighthearted, honest,” Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design, told Bloomberg. “Helvetica is safe. Maybe that’s why it’s more business-y.”
Bloomberg also discovered, somewhat surprisingly, that the traditionally-utilized Times New Roman may be a poor choice for use on resumes. “It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,” says Hoff. “It’s like putting on sweatpants.”
Not surprisingly, use of Comic Sans ought to be punishable by law.
One other interesting nugget: Matt Luckhurst, the creative director at Collins, a brand consultancy in San Francisco, says using emojis on your resume is A-OK!