The best fonts to use in a print version of a professional resume are classic fonts such as Times, Times New Roman, Arial, Bookman or Georgia. The reasons for this are threefold: First, each of these fonts is commonly used in books, newspapers, magazines and other print periodicals. Because of this, peoples’ eyes are accustomed to reading them. Though an interviewer might not be slowed down a great deal by having to read a resume printed in an unfamiliar or exotic font, the fact remains that it does take longer to read documents printed in unfamiliar type.
Secondly, by using a font associated with books and newspapers, you are sending a subliminal signal to the reader that int information being conveyed is important and newsworthy. It’s a signal that say, “Listen up! This is important!”
The third reason for selecting one of these fonts is that they are traditionally used in business communications and therefore automatically make you appear more businesslike and professional.
The one exception to the above rule is if your resume will be for a position in art, advertising or closely related occupational fields. In that case, the design of the resume takes on more importance, and more elaborate or creative fonts are acceptable.