Portfolio font: Times New Roman or Arial

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  1. shoreline02

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    I know this is a silly question but with teaching jobs so scarce, I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. I normally use Arial sz. 11 font but someone told me that Times New Roman is the only professional font. Should I use Times New Roman in my portfolio or is it okay for me to use Arial? Thanks for your time!
     
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  3. PCdiva

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    Times New Roman for you resume/cover letter....but I think Arial or any fun font is ok inside your portfolio.
     
  4. Bored of Ed

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    Neither, they are both waaaay cliche.
    It is not true that TNR is the only professional font.
    Choose anything classy (not funky, go for the clean, professional look).
     
  5. Kangaroo22

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    I usually just play around with font style until I find something that looks nice and professional. I think in my portfolio I used Tahoma for my table of contents and divider pages.
     
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    Yeah, I don't think it really matters. Just don't use a "Joker" font or anything way out there like that.
     
  7. gutterballjen

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    There are so many nice, professional fonts available. I often get sick of Arial and TNR because I see it so often. Change it up and you might stand out.

    Just...stay away from Wingdings.
     
  8. kcjo13

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    How about Comic Sans? :lol:

    Sorry, I couldn't resist!
     
  9. Pisces_Fish

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    I like trebechet (spelling?)
     
  10. SunnyGal

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    Ewww, I hate TNR! I like to use Century Gothic.

    Like others have said, stay away from the hard-to-read fonts and the script-y, fancy-pants fonts.
     
  11. ku_alum

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    Tahoma is my fave.
     
  12. emmakate218

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    I'm currently using DejaVu Sans Light for my resume and cover letter.
     

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