Typeface experts say this is the best font for resumes

The right font can make a resume jump out at a hiring manager. (Getty)

The right font can make a resume jump out at a hiring manager. (Getty)

Looking to freshen up the old resume?

Giving your resume a boost with a new look might be as easy as changing the font.

Bloomberg News reached out to type font experts who all agreed that Helvetica is the best font in general for job resumes. It’s elegant and safe. You won’t offend anyone with this type face.

“Helvetica is so no-fuss, it doesn’t really lean in one direction or another. It feels professional, lighthearted, honest,” Brian Hoff, creative director of Brian Hoff Design, told Bloomberg. “Helvetica is safe. Maybe that’s why it’s more business-y.”

What font should you stay away from? Times New Roman. It’s tired and overused.

“It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,” Hoff said. “It’s like putting on sweatpants.”

Text heavy resume filled with years and years of experience? Try Garamond, suggested Matt Luckhurst, the creative director at the brand consultancy company, Collins.

Which font do you use on your resume?

For more help with landing a job, check out this gallery of “7 things not to add to your resume” from staffing professional Belo Cipriani.

Amy Graff