Old 01-03-2006, 14:48   #1 (permalink)
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CV Fonts

Can any of you Designers out there recommend me any suitable fonts for a CV?
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Old 01-03-2006, 15:18   #2 (permalink)
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Bit of a weird question.

...any that are clear and easy to read i.e avoid anything scripted or excessive negative tracking etc - drop you font size down and open up the white space - a typical CV has far too much text on one sheet.

Maybe helvetica with + condensed font for headers?
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Old 01-03-2006, 23:13   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on your style of work I suppose. There is no default CV font. Just don't do it in word!! Give it some thaught, employers recieve a hundred CV's monthly, how are you going to make yours stand out?
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Old 06-03-2006, 22:33   #4 (permalink)
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why not?

It would be easier to argue it the other way around. Basicly, use word if you want your CV to look like every other CV out there.
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Old 06-03-2006, 22:59   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah do it with Excel or Access.

Avoid Comic Sans at all cost.
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Old 06-03-2006, 23:04   #6 (permalink)
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For a CV/resume, it really depends on where you're applying and what your portfolio looks like. If all else fails, something readable and basic/straightforward will do the job. I use Garamond on mine.

And I use Word. No one's seemed to care yet.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:20   #7 (permalink)
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If you're going for a job that has any kind of creativity involved I would strongly suggest not using word, as some witty name said. I don't think we've ever received a CV that was created in word and taken it seriously. If you are a designer then you need to show that in your CV.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:23   #8 (permalink)
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I use Word for mine. Works perfectly well. I'm not evagelising it, just saying what I do.

I personally use Times for headings and Verdana for body text.

Word is just a tool like any other program. It all depends on how you use it.

One thing I would say, keep it simple layout wise, keep it black and white, and one thing that's really helped me getting work is having my list of url's right at the top of my CV!

Oh, that's three things.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:45   #9 (permalink)
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Word is just a tool like any other program. It all depends on how you use it.
You're right, but most CV's done in word, look like they are. If you are some sort of word wizard then it would be fine.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:06   #10 (permalink)
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Suppose it's attention to detail. Your CV is going to be the first thing they see, a Word Processed Document is not really giving a good first impression is it? Having said that, perhaps WillyBurt isn't a designer, in that case... Word is fine.
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Old 07-03-2006, 15:43   #11 (permalink)
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why not?

Because your suposed to be a bloody designer! use indesign or quark (cough)
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Old 07-03-2006, 19:42   #12 (permalink)
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I actually laid mine out entirely in photoshop, took feckin ages to sort all the leading out and so on... but as its a special document it was worth the extra effort, subtle line effects and things going on, stuff too fiddly for quark and this was before the rise of indesign.
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Old 07-03-2006, 20:43   #13 (permalink)
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Arnold Boeklin - highly underated...
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