Potentially dumbest ? ever

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Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby oregon000 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Should the personal statement and resume be the same font? Aesthetically speaking since they will be part of the same pdf? I haven't slept for weeks due to this issue

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:02 pm

No. You'll want Comic Sans for the PS to show a bit of personality, but the resume should be professional and conservative - probably Times New Roman or maybe even Garamond.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:06 pm

Dany wrote:No. You'll want Comic Sans for the PS to show a bit of personality, but the resume should be professional and conservative - probably Times New Roman or maybe even Garamond.


Don't you dare ever suggest TNR, again.

Comic Sans is fine for both.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby oregon000 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:00 pm

any answers not making comic sans (rotfl, lmfao) jokes?

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Kabuo » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:07 pm

oregon000 wrote:any answers not making comic sans (rotfl, lmfao) jokes?


I actually thought you wanted a joke answer. You really haven't slept for weeks?

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby oregon000 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:11 pm

Kabuo wrote:
oregon000 wrote:any answers not making comic sans (rotfl, lmfao) jokes?


I actually thought you wanted a joke answer. You really haven't slept for weeks?


ha no it has not kept me up at night, but it is a serious question. I figured some others on TLS would have similar aesthetic concerns.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby roserdozer » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:22 pm


oregon000
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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby oregon000 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:01 pm

roserdozer wrote:For your enjoyment.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-c ... ns-asshole


Ha that is really funny. But I have already ruled out comic sans and chiller. Any input toward my original question?

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby NYC Law » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:07 pm

It doesn't matter. But personally I'd just play it safe and use Times New Roman for everything.

HTH

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby TaipeiMort » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:30 pm

Dany wrote:No. You'll want Comic Sans for the PS to show a bit of personality, but the resume should be professional and conservative - probably Times New Roman or maybe even Garamond.


Ask Baird about Times New Roman.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:03 pm

My resume was in TNR and my personal statement was in Calibri and I don't think it made a damn bit of difference. Don't fret over stuff like this; just use whatever you would use to write a paper or whatever.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby tehrocstar » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:26 pm

roserdozer wrote:For your enjoyment.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-c ... ns-asshole


This was great, haha

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby FantasticMrFox » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:32 pm

I like cambria...

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Rock Chalk » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:36 pm

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby shoeshine » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:38 pm

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Emma. » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:51 pm

Use Garamond. Smaller and prettier than TNR. The italics are kind of weird though.

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:48 am

Palatino Linotype is the credited answer. If you want something a little less formal (and not quite so small) I'm a fan of Candara. /fontnerd

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby tehrocstar » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:36 am

Samara wrote:Palatino Linotype is the credited answer. If you want something a little less formal (and not quite so small) I'm a fan of Candara. /fontnerd


+1 for Palatino

Also check out Georgia

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Re: Potentially dumbest ? ever

Postby Samara » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:45 am

tehrocstar wrote:
Samara wrote:Palatino Linotype is the credited answer. If you want something a little less formal (and not quite so small) I'm a fan of Candara. /fontnerd


+1 for Palatino

Also check out Georgia

Georgia is good, but I don't like how it reads onscreen at smaller sizes.




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