Writing a resume takes more effort than most people may think.
You have to explain your work concisely, highlight the right mix of skills and achievements, double check dates and spelling and avoid using cliche words.
In the process, some overlook one detail recruiters say is important — the type of font you use.
"A poorly selected font can indeed derail one's chances for an interview, especially if other factors aren't as strong," says Jason Hanold, who has spent more than 25 years reviewing resumes and runs his own recruiting firm, Hanold Associates.
"Fonts set a subconscious tone for the reader," he says.
CNBC Make It asked typographers and graphic designers to tell us the worst fonts an applicant could use on a resume. Here are six fonts they say you should avoid using on a resume at all costs: