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Re: Resume Font

Postby jkay » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:36 pm

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I am dying to know. One space or two after a period?


Also, Mr. Seal O. Cust, I would hire the person behind that resume if I ever worked at a big enough shithole where they let me do the hiring.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby DaftAndDirect » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:40 pm

Garamond or die.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:23 am

Do you think italics still looks okay in Garmond? I had Times but I'm thinking of changing it to Garmond... my employer info is in italics though

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:37 am

Font - Times (classic and effective, just like me)
Style - Bold & All Caps for section headings (e.g. EDUCATION); Bold & regular capitalization for items within each heading (e.g. Harvard Law School and United States Attorney's Office); italics for position title in experience section (e.g. Law Clerk)
Size - 12 pt.
Bullets - No fucking way

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Re: Resume Font

Postby jeeptiger09 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:34 pm

wing


ding?

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Re: Resume Font

Postby 071816 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:41 pm

I actually watched this feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Ever since then, I pay a lot of attention to fonts.

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My resume is in Garamond (10.5) font. This could change, though, if I find something better. I'm still experimenting.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby denimchickn » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:49 pm

16.5 pt yellow Comic Sans with a black background for the body. You really want your credentials to pop out at them.

18.5 pt magenta Wingdings for the headers. If they really want you to work there, the least they can do is take the time to change them into an alphanumeric font.

Also, be sure to strikethrough any employment that you do not currently hold. Not doing so could send the signal that you still work there, which many employers would find misleading.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Cupidity » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:52 pm

Geist13 wrote:Font - Times (classic and effective, just like me)
Style - Bold & All Caps for section headings (e.g. EDUCATION); Bold & regular capitalization for items within each heading (e.g. Harvard Law School and United States Attorney's Office); italics for position title in experience section (e.g. Law Clerk)
Size - 12 pt.
Bullets - No fucking way


Here, Here! Bullets are for people who don't have material to fill the page!

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Re: Resume Font

Postby NZA » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:56 pm

chimp wrote:I actually watched this feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Ever since then, I pay a lot of attention to fonts.

Image

My resume is in Garamond (10.5) font. This could change, though, if I find something better. I'm still experimenting.

Great film, though you wouldn't want a sans-serif on a resume. :?

Garamond strikes me as too childish. Georgia may well be TCR, and it's available on most all computers.

The fact of the matter is, though, that the size of the type on a resume is going to make any significant differences between various fonts unnoticeable.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby 071816 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:05 pm

NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.


Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby NZA » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:07 pm

chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.


Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

Yeah...maybe it's because I used Garamond when I was 12ish on my class papers. I guess I just associate it with junior high.

Again, I'd argue that appreciable differences are going to be non-existent when you finally print it.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Oban » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:11 pm

NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:I actually watched this feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Ever since then, I pay a lot of attention to fonts.

Image

My resume is in Garamond (10.5) font. This could change, though, if I find something better. I'm still experimenting.

Great film, though you wouldn't want a sans-serif on a resume. :?

Garamond strikes me as too childish. Georgia may well be TCR, and it's available on most all computers.

The fact of the matter is, though, that the size of the type on a resume is going to make any significant differences between various fonts unnoticeable.


My resume has been in Helvetica since i graduated 3 years ago, I make sure to imbed fonts and/or save it as a PDF so it doesn't convert into an Arial shitshow.

No negative comments on my resume so far, from career services, attorneys, friends, etc

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Army2Law » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:12 pm

I'm personally a fan of Comic Sans for the body with Papyrus for my contact info.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby danidancer » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:12 pm

NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.


Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

Yeah...maybe it's because I used Garamond when I was 12ish on my class papers. I guess I just associate it with junior high.

Again, I'd argue that appreciable differences are going to be non-existent when you finally print it.


It's also the Harry Potter font. But I still LOVE it!

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Re: Resume Font

Postby 071816 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:12 pm

NZA wrote:
chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.


Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

Yeah...maybe it's because I used Garamond when I was 12ish on my class papers. I guess I just associate it with junior high.

Again, I'd argue that appreciable differences are going to be non-existent when you finally print it.


LOL yea. I have always been a Times New Roman guy myself up until recently. But you are right, as long as you don't use something ridiculous like Vivaldi or Kristen ITC, nobody will care or notice.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby NZA » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:17 pm

Army2Law wrote:I'm personally a fan of Comic Sans for the body with Papyrus for my contact info.

You sumbitch. :lol:

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Army2Law » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:19 pm

NZA wrote:
Army2Law wrote:I'm personally a fan of Comic Sans for the body with Papyrus for my contact info.

You sumbitch. :lol:

Damnit, you use the same style as me? I was trying to make my resume stand out. *returns to drawing board*

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Dany » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:22 pm

chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.

Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

I really like Garamond.


danidancer wrote:It's also the Harry Potter font. But I still LOVE it!

Also I had NO idea that was the HP font! :D

I downloaded Lumos and used it for econ notes in UG. :oops:

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Re: Resume Font

Postby seatown12 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't think there is a better field in the word than law to take the safest and most conservative route with regard to any matter, large or small.

There is conservative and there is "most conservative." If you think choosing Garamond over Times is too risky I don't know what to tell you.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby missinglink » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:07 am

chimp wrote:
NZA wrote:Garamond strikes me as too childish.


Really? Garamond strikes me as classy.

And pleasing to the eye - nice curves.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby lawfirmrecruiter » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:47 am

Let me jump in here with a quick warning about fonts. Don't use fonts that are not universal to most programs and systems. I just received a resume that was sent in .PDF format and the fancy font got compressed when opened on our system. All the words came out as dots and squares - completely unreadable. It had to be sent to the IT department to get it cleaned up and converted to a readable format. Not all recruiters will take that time . . .

Best bet is to avoid downloading special fonts and just stick with the standards - Times, Arial, Calibri, Garamond, Century Schoolbook, etc.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby seatown12 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:40 pm

lawfirmrecruiter wrote:Let me jump in here with a quick warning about fonts. Don't use fonts that are not universal to most programs and systems. I just received a resume that was sent in .PDF format and the fancy font got compressed when opened on our system. All the words came out as dots and squares - completely unreadable. It had to be sent to the IT department to get it cleaned up and converted to a readable format. Not all recruiters will take that time . . .

Best bet is to avoid downloading special fonts and just stick with the standards - Times, Arial, Calibri, Garamond, Century Schoolbook, etc.

Sounds more like a problem with your Acrobat.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:57 pm

Dany wrote:I downloaded Lumos and used it for econ notes in UG. :oops:


Awesome. I'm going to turn my next workproduct in with this ; )

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Re: Resume Font

Postby ShiftyPig » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:26 pm

I think font matters less than the overall cleanliness of the layout.

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Re: Resume Font

Postby Cogburn87 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:41 pm

jkay wrote:I am dying to know. One space or two after a period?


One space. He makes a pretty irrefutable argument as well. I switched after reading it.




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