You have two main families of typeface to choose from with your font: serif and sans-serif.
Serif fonts are those that include decorative strokes on the letters. For example, with a serif font the letter “I” will appear with some sort of tail or crossbar attached to the ends.
A sans-serif typeface, on the other hand, lacks these flourishes and strokes. Sans-serif literally means “without serif,” and is the exact opposite of a serif font.
Which is better? There are many arguments for both, but the truth is that it doesn’t matter. As a rule of thumb:
- Serif fonts are easier to read when they’re on printed paper
- Sans-serif fonts are easier to read when they appear on a screen
Unfortunately, you can’t control how a hiring manager will view your resume. So just pick a font you think looks professional, and move on with your job search. Consistency is key. Use the same font throughout your resume.