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Serif and sans-serif Fonts By manipulating the fonts used in your resume, you can easily create a hierarchy of information. In general, fonts are divided into two categories: serif and sans-serif. Serifs are the short stems on the ends of the strokes of a letter, as in T of the Times New Roman font. Sans-serif fonts are fonts without stems — sans means without. Here are some examples of the two kinds of fonts. San serif fonts. Serif fonts How you use these two font types depends upon how you want your reader to read certain sections of your resume. American audiences are used to reading serif fonts, so these fonts tend to keep the eye reading along the text. sans-serif fonts, on the other
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Unformatted text preview: hand, make the eye stop. Therefore, sans-serif fonts are typically used for headings and titles, allowing the reader to quickly locate information, while serif fonts are used for descriptions. The key to using fonts in your resume is to be consistent. For example, if you decide to use a sans-serif font for a main heading, do so for all your headings, and use the same sans-serif font each time. Generally, you should use no more than two fonts in your resume. Remember that you want to keep the reader reading; you do not want to create too many "tricks" for the reader's eye....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course ENGL 420 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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