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Best fonts for a CV

Your CV says a lot about you. Everything from the paper it’s written on to the font used is important as they’re key indicators of your character. Using something like comic sans as a font suggests that you’re fun and relaxed. Times New Roman says the opposite. So which is the best typeface for a CV?

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Whichever one you choose, you should make sure that it’s a legible and professional looking font. Don’t go for italics or any of the fancier ones that are difficult to read. A CV that’s hard to understand will quickly be dropped into the bin by the stressed and busy recruiter.

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Arial is often considered one of the options for a CV because the lines are clear and it’s easy to read. Some recruiter though see too many CVs and covering letters in this font so they consider it unsophisticated and boring.

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Arial is often considered one of the options for a CV because the lines are clear and it’s easy to read. Some recruiter though see too many CVs and covering letters in this font so they consider it unsophisticated and boring.

Tips for Successful CV

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Calibri is the default font for Microsoft word because it’s a safe, universally readable font. It’s obviously a very familiar font for recruiters as they use it every day with Word so some will be put off if you use it. As with Arial, you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

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Jobseekers in more traditional industries should try Garamond. This is a font that looks elegant and polished in print.

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Trebuchet MS is ideal for those trying to set themselves out from the rest. If you believe the job your applying for will be well oversubscribed, use this font to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Tips for Successful CV

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Trebuchet MS is ideal for those trying to set themselves out from the rest. If you believe the job your applying for will be well oversubscribed, use this font to make your CV stand out from the crowd.

Tips for Successful CV

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Times New Roman remains one of the most popular fonts for CVs. Don’t ignore it because it reminds you of school and college essays as this is a clean and very readable font.

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Fonts in general have to operate in two formats. You need to choose a font that’s great when presented on paper and equally easy on the eye when read from a computer screen. To work out if the font you’ve settled on is right, print off the CV and compare it to the Word doc shown on your PC’s screen. If both work, you’ve found the right font for you.

Tips for Successful CV

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Fonts in general have to operate in two formats. You need to choose a font that’s great when presented on paper and equally easy on the eye when read from a computer screen. To work out if the font you’ve settled on is right, print off the CV and compare it to the Word doc shown on your PC’s screen. If both work, you’ve found the right font for you.

Tips for Successful CV

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