According to typography experts, using Times New Roman on your resume is the equivalent of showing up to an interview late, unshowered, and wearing sweatpants. Yikes.
According to Bloomberg Business,
“There’s some controversy over the classic Times New Roman. ‘I don’t have any problem with Times New Roman,’ says Martina Flor, a letterer and designer in Berlin, Germany. She acknowledges that it has the reputation of being staid, but says the font is not to blame. ‘It has been a system font for a long time. It’s been used and misused a lot.’
Using old faithful might send the wrong sign to your future boss, though. ‘It’s telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected,’ says Hoff [creative director of Brian Hoff Design]. ‘It’s like putting on sweatpants.’”
If you’re one of the poor, clueless souls with a boring resume, go figure something else out. No one wants to hire a dud.