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Employers were asked which fonts were the best and which were the worst for you to use on a résumé. Here are the results.


If you don't have five years of experience in your field, you might as well use Wingdings. (image via Thinkstock)

If you're using Times New Roman, you're doing it wrong.

According to a report from Bloomberg News, using Times New Roman on a résumé is "the equivalent of wearing sweatpants to a job interview." I've been using it this whole time! And double-spacing after each period. I also write "I work hard, I play hard" at the beginning of each cover letter. That might be keeping me from my dream job also.

The font universally agreed upon as the "right one" has been staring you in the face wherever you go. It's Helvetica! Here's the font in action on my personal résumé:

Sources: Bloomberg