Resume font for Apple

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Jul 24 23 Comments

I heard from a decent amount of Apple employees that some managers turn resumes away just on the basis of the font. I don't currently use Comic Sans, it is Calibri on Word anyhow.

Any tips on the font that would be more palatable? San Francisco ain't available on Word I think.

Also formatting tips if you know any :-P

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  • Microsoft
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    Microsoft

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    Real engineers use LaTeX.
    Jul 24 7
    • Microsoft
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      Microsoft

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      I know it’s not a font.
      Jul 24
    • Apple / Eng
      Buuuut \LaTeX has a font
      Jul 24
    • Microsoft
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      Microsoft

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      And its default font is instantly recognizable
      Jul 25
    • Apple / Eng
      Sure. Was talking about the symbol
      Jul 25
    • Apple jjdht!:
      That was fun, kids. Now, use fint Computer Modern if you like that. Enjoy!
      Jul 25
  • Google / Eng fsck
    Wingdings, that ought to catch the eye
    Jul 24 0
  • Apple qzlb81
    If your resume has good content and a readable font, nobody will actually care. If you’re spending more than 30 seconds picking a font, you’re missing the point. A “good” font can’t save a bad resume, and you’d need a particularly stupid font to ruin a “good” resume.
    Jul 24 1
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      OP
      Are you suggesting I need a dank meme on my resume?

      In all seriousness: your comments are noted. I am trying to cover all bases either way
      Jul 24
  • Microsoft bidoof
    Helvetica obviously
    Jul 24 4
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      But you work for Microsoft. How can I trust this take?
      Jul 24
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      OP
      You out of all people should be advocating for Calibri
      Jul 24
    • Microsoft bidoof
      You caught me. In all seriousness, I really like Palantino in resumes.
      Jul 24
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      Thanks for the tip. Will see how I can make things fit with that
      Jul 24
  • A serif font like Georgia for body text and a sans-serif font like Calibri light for headings. Use a font-pairing website to find a combination you like.
    Jul 24 1
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      Thanks
      Jul 24
  • HBO
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    If you want it you can download San Francisco Pro or New York in OTF and install it on Windows (it’s distributed for designers and developers) — and any variant of helvetica is well-regraded by designers.

    If you’re on Word / windows, Segoe is Microsoft’s (earlier) answer to San Francisco. It’s a pretty full-featured general purpose San-serif for these kinds of things. Will feel good in a digital PDF.

    Calibri is a good font (word default)— it’s just overused. Some people probably snub it.
    Jul 25 0
  • Apple / Eng
    hashset

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    hashsetmore
    My resume for applying Apple was a markdown file.
    Jul 24 2
    • KPMG / Eng
      cstruggle

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      OP
      What a flex. I'm 23, so if you're older I wanna let you know I wanna be like you when I grow up
      Jul 24
    • Apple / Eng
      hashset

      Apple Eng

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      What important is the content. If your good even just a txt can get you an interview
      Jul 24
  • Apple
    tWBu16

    Apple

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    I’m a software engineer. Right now my job is focused on full stack web dev but I love everything related to tech
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    Ask five people what they think of your resume’s font. Based on their reaction you’ll know whether you should change it or not.

    For what it’s worth, I don’t even know what I use. Times New Roman maybe? I know my resume is made in Google Docs

    EDIT: confirmed that I am using Times New Roman. Use that it’s probably the coolest font.
    Jul 24 0

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