We all know that when it comes to CVs and cover letters, simple is best. Times New Roman and Calibri are the way to go, as far as we’re concerned. Your font choice says a lot about you. So here are the fonts you definitely shouldn’t use.
Everyone who’s taken an introductory design course thinks they’ve discovered something new when they use Helvetica. But don’t be fooled; it’s a sans serif, which means it’s hard to read large chunks of text without disrupting your eye’s flow. Use it for headlines only, if you must!
Even if you’re applying to a clown college, this is the worst font you could possibly pick. You know what’s a better choice? Webdings. Because if your future employer can’t understand your CV, such a terrible font choice cannot be traced back to you.
Anything that looks like cursive.
What, is Jane Austen applying to a marketing position? You’re not writing by lantern light, use a printable font!
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