Font falls into two main categories, serif and sans serif. The first being a more traditional decorative style, the second is simpler version. The most well known serif is Times New Roman and whilst traditionally considered safe, it now feels antiquated. Garamond and Georgia are good alternatives as they are still classic, but not overused. Cambria, a Microsoft ClearType, is a newer traditional type also worth considering. For a far more modern professional statement, choose a sans serif. The most popular (some would say banal) font in this family is Arial. Calibri has a similar, yet less ubiquitous feel, Gill Sans says ‘classic British’, or you could opt for Helvetica, the designers’ choice.
Having chosen your font, keep your CV presentation simple, consistent and avoid colour. Be selective with bold type, keep the body text to a font size 10 or 11, sub headings work well in a size 14 and size 22 is a good choice for your full name. CV font size is important, as it helps the reader review your details with ease.
Just remember though, however sharp your CV looks, it’s the content that really matters.