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dannynoonan87
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Résumé Fonts?

Postby dannynoonan87 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:36 pm

What are some good ones?

I'm sick of the one I've been using and Times New Roman is boooooring too

Please don't say Wingdings :|

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:38 pm

dannynoonan87 wrote:
Please don't say Wingdings :|


Then why even ask our opinion if you're just going to disregard it anyway?

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Davidbentley
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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:40 pm

Garamond.

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BullShitWithBravado
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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby BullShitWithBravado » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:41 pm

Times New Roman

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:14 pm

Times New Roman.

Substance over style. Don't be that guy.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby 20160810 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:22 pm

My understanding is that the most prestigious V10 firms pretty much insist on using nothing but comic sans from the word go, but this is a very recent change. Previously Papyrus was the font of choice for all large national law firms. Since this is an ongoing transition, probably your safest bet is to switch from comic sans to Papyrus and back on a line-by-line basis.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby stillwater » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:28 pm

if anyone uses anything but Times New Roman, they're high.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby 20160810 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:38 pm

stillwater wrote:if anyone uses anything but Times New Roman, they're high.

I doubt anyone would much care about arial or courier. The point is you just don't want a font that's going to get noticed, anything plain is fine.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby somewhatwayward » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:39 pm

I don't know, guys....Elle Woods got a job at a big firm because she had scented resume paper, so sometimes the little details really make you stand out

...jk....Times New RomanITCR

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby sopranorleone » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:40 pm

The font doesn't matter as nearly much as the color of the paper used. Best bet is to go with scented pink paper.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:55 pm

Davidbentley wrote:Garamond.


I use Garamond because I think it's more narrow than most fonts, yet still relatively easy to read. Good for when you have too much info to cram into one page.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:58 pm

cinephile wrote:
Davidbentley wrote:Garamond.


I use Garamond because I think it's more narrow than most fonts, yet still relatively easy to read. Good for when you have too much info to cram into one page.

Yup, this is exactly why I use it.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby forza » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:00 pm

It's all about that New Century Schoolbook.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby dextermorgan » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:10 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Times New Roman.

Substance over style. Don't be that guy.

He used the fucking accent marks. He already is.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby Shmoopy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:12 pm

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby Davidbentley » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:21 pm

dextermorgan wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Times New Roman.

Substance over style. Don't be that guy.

He used the fucking accent marks. He already is.

180.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby sambeber » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:21 pm

Shmoopy wrote:Helvetica. It's fairly conservative, but also less common.


Georgia

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby stuckinthemiddle » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:23 pm

Bookman Antiqua is very professional and legible. It's what a lot of my lawyer friends swear by.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 pm

Shmoopy wrote:Helvetica. It's fairly conservative, but also less common.


It is ubiquitous among hipsters.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby Entellus » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:49 pm

stuckinthemiddle wrote:Bookman Antiqua is very professional and legible. It's what a lot of my lawyer friends swear by.


Came in here to say this. Love this font.


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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby BelugaWhale » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:27 pm

calibri or garamond. The sans serif/serif distinction is overblown

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby Scotusnerd » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:34 pm

I'm partial to lucida sans, but I don't have a job yet, so I don't listen too hard yet.

Although, to quote a prosecutor I know: "I don't give a damn what font you put it in. If you can spell and look reasonably interesting, I'll read it."

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby kalvano » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:50 am

BelugaWhale wrote:The sans serif/serif distinction is overblown


The only reason people get uptight about fonts is when you're submitting a long brief to a court and they have to read a lot. It's easier on the eyes.

No one cares on your resume as long as it doesn't stand out.

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Re: Résumé Fonts?

Postby zonto » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:34 am

Adobe Garamond Pro.




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