Best Fonts for Your Résumé

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Creative Résumés

These creative templates are great for standing out and showing off your personality with cool layouts, bold color palettes, and impactful sans serif fonts (and one cool slab serif) you’re sure to be noticed.

Fonts used (left > right)

Header: Source Sans Pro, Subhead: Bellfort, Body: Source Sans Pro

Header: League Gothic, Subhead: League Gothic, Body: Lato Bold

Header: Nexa Rust, Subhead: Lato Bold, Body: Futura PT

Header: Bellfort Thin, Subhead: Bellfort Thin, Body: Lato

Header: Myriad Hebrew, Subhead: Montserrat, Body: Montserrat

Header: Bellfort Thin, Subhead: Lato Light, Body: Futura PT

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Modern Résumés

The perfect mix of sophistication and confidence. Using clean sans serifs, infographics and effective pops of color, these modern résumé templates will help you nail that first impression.

Fonts used (left > right)

Header: Bungee Regular, Subhead: Lato Bold, Body: Futura PT

Header: Bebas Neue, Subhead: Source Sans Pro, Body: Futura PT

Header: Raleway Heavy, Subhead: Raleway, Body: Raleway

Header: Bellfort, Subhead: Bellfort Thin, Body: Lato Light

Header: Bebas Neue, Subhead: Abril Fatface, Body: Lato

Header: League Gothic, Subhead: Lato Black Italic, Body: Futura PT

Traditional Résumés

If it’s a traditional look you’re going after, try one of these templates. Using elegant serif fonts with subtle and color palettes, your résumé will say “I’m professional and know my stuff”. Get cracking!

Fonts used (left > right)

Header: Abril Fatface, Subhead: Voltaire, Body: Lato Italic

Header: Playfair, Subhead: Playfair, Body: Playfair

Header: Harman Sans, Subhead: Montserrat, Body: Raleway

Header: Lora, Subhead: Lato, Body: Futura PT

Header: PT Mono, Subhead: PT Mono, Body: Lora

Header: Old Standard, Subhead: Source Sans Pro, Body: Old Standard

How to Talk Type: 4 Styles of Script Fonts to Know

Formal script styles originate from the 17th century. Most letters have strokes that join them together and they tend to be maximalist, curly and include extra flourishes.
Casual scripts are designed to look relaxed and more informal. Think handwritten fonts or brush fonts. Usually each character will connect to the next (like cursive) but that’s not a hard and fast rule.
Calligraphic scripts can have connected letters or not. They generally look like they have been written with a flat tipped writing implement but can also resemble brush strokes.
Blackletter, or Gothic as they’re also known, are typefaces that are recognizable by their dramatic thick and thin strokes. They were first used for typesetting in the 16th century. Common uses for Blackletter fonts are not very easy to read as body copy so common uses are for logos (think newspaper logos), diplomas or posters.