Report: Times New Roman Is the Worst Font to Use on Resumes

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NEW YORK, NY—Typographers have a message to job hunters: the font used on resumes matters.

Bloomberg asked several typographers which fonts were likely to help a job seeker land the position and which ones were likely to have them out the door.

Helvetica is the strongest and safest choice.

Helvetica’s cousin Proxima Nova is good for job involving a power suit.

For those trying to fit their experience on a single page, Garamond is the choice.

Times New Roman sends a message of apathy and is “like putting on sweatpants.

The whimsical Comic Sans font is only applicable for a resume to “clown college.“

Along with fonts, technology can help job seekers with social media. An online presence has been considered by counselors at Southeast Missouri State University say building and maintaining a positive social media presence is as important as the piece of paper.

Horoscope: April 30, 2015

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We experience millions upon millions of words in our lifetimes, and most of them, though right for the moment, are soon forgotten. Mercury’s entrance into the loquacious sign of Gemini today begins many weeks of steady, fluent, abundant communication. Those who want to be memorable would be wise to do more than talk — paint pictures.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You won’t understand everyone’s perspective. It’s natural to gravitate toward the ones you do understand, but you’ll only improve and broaden yourself by pursuing insight from the ones you don’t understand.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re feeling inquisitive, and you’re in the mood to collect things like facts, words, books and the tangible items that intrigue you. Follow your muse without worry of the practicalities. You can work them out later!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are an artist. The proof of this won’t be in your work so much as in your ability to find the beauty and sense the deep significance of inconspicuous and overlooked details.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A relationship gets interesting when you get beyond the standard exchanges and dip your toe into the murky depths. This is best accomplished with a casual air, a light heart and a lack of agenda.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may have trouble explaining things in a rational way today, but that’s only because you’re leading with your emotional IQ. You have a talent for picking up on subtleties of mood, vagueness and the logic of the heart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Technicalities might hang you up, and there’s an opportunity in this. Don’t wish for fewer problems; get more skills. Getting better at solving one issue will help you with many more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People suspect the one who never has a negative word to say. Complaining can be fun. Sharing gripes is one way many people connect. Alas, the guilty pleasure of complaint is also immature. Mature people do something about it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re not genuinely interested in all subjects, but you still enjoy carrying on conversations about whatever comes up, because you’re genuinely interested in all people.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your changing priorities and resources will have you looking at certain goals differently. Some goals are not meant to be achieved. Let your goals evolve with your life circumstances.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Once upon a time, you made an agreement you didn’t properly understand. If you had known, you wouldn’t have agreed, and yet today things are working out just fine. Next time around, though, seek total comprehension.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Seize the opportunity to get in front of people to talk about what you’re selling. Whether it’s a product, an idea or a relationship, you will be extraordinarily persuasive in your own laid-back way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People who show up to help you will need your leadership. Don’t assume that the others know what they are doing. You can be an attentive guide without micromanaging.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 30). Your high standards and determination are why this turns out to be one of your most productive years to date. In your work, you’ll be uncompromising, but in your personal relationships, you’ll be flexible and sensitive, ready to make the other person happy. Adventures in August lead to commitments. Aquarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 15, 26, 12 and 32.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “We are zodiac polar opposites — he’s a Virgo, and I’m a Pisces. Dozens of eerie coincidences between us astound me. For instance, in the same night, he dreamt of eagles and I dreamt of doves. What do you make of it?”

There are few symbols more consistent throughout the world as the symbol of the dove. All over the world, the dove is associated with peace and love. Before phones, doves carried messages like their cousins the pigeons, and perhaps it’s this legacy of communication, and the instinct to return home, that has earned doves their place in the pantheon of universal symbols. The dove is feminine, or Venus energy.

His dream yangs your yin with the eagle, a very masculine bird. These lions of the sky represent power and truth. Because of the eagle’s superior eyesight and high-flying ability, the majestic creature can see the big picture and the small one all at once. Many cultures have associated eagles as god’s messengers, because from our point of view on Earth, they seem to be able to fly up to the sun.

Between your polar zodiac position and your poetic dream connection, I’d say this romance comes with a serving of inspiring spiritual growth.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Immortalized in his child actor form in the holiday classic “Christmas Vacation,” Johnny Galecki had a long string of career successes before the explosive success of “The Big Bang Theory.” Taurus actors have an advantage in comedy because their down-to-earth sensibility keeps them from falling out of touch with comedy’s essence: truth and pain.

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WaBackWhen™: Thursday, April 30, 2015

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Today is Thursday, April 30, the 120th day of 2015. There are 245 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On April 30, 1945, as Soviet troops approached his Berlin bunker, Adolf Hitler committed suicide along with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.

On this date:

In 1789, George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States.

In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France for 60 million francs, the equivalent of about $15 million.

In 1812, Louisiana became the 18th state of the Union.

In 1900, engineer John Luther “Casey” Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad died in a train wreck near Vaughan, Mississippi, after staying at the controls in a successful effort to save the passengers.

In 1939, the New York World’s Fair officially opened with a ceremony that included an address by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In 1945, the radio show “Queen for Today” (later “Queen for a Day”) premiered on the Mutual Network.

In 1958, the American Association of Retired Persons (later simply AARP) was founded in Washington, D.C., by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.

In 1968, New York City police forcibly removed student demonstrators occupying five buildings at Columbia University.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon announced the resignations of top aides H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman, Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst and White House counsel John Dean, who was actually fired.

In 1975, the Vietnam War ended as the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to Communist forces.

In 1988, Gen. Manuel Noriega, waving a machete, vowed at a rally to keep fighting U.S. efforts to oust him as Panama’s military ruler.

In 1990, hostage Frank Reed was released by his captives in Lebanon; he was the second American to be released in eight days.

Ten years ago: Missing Georgia woman Jennifer Wilbanks admitted to police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that she was a “runaway bride” after initially claiming to have been abducted; on what was supposed to have been her wedding day, she was escorted to the airport by officers for a flight home. Vietnam marked the 30th anniversary of the war’s end. James Toney outpointed John Ruiz to win the WBA heavyweight title in New York.

Five years ago: Heavy winds and high tides complicated efforts to hold back oil from a blown-out BP-operated rig that threatened to coat bird and marine life in the Gulf of Mexico; President Barack Obama halted any new offshore projects pending safeguards to prevent more explosions like the one that unleashed the spill.

One year ago: Iraq voted in its first nationwide election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011. Police in Northern Ireland arrested Sinn Fein (shin fayn) party leader Gerry Adams over his alleged involvement in the Irish Republican Army’s 1972 abduction, killing and secret burial of a 38-year-old Belfast widow, Jean McConville (Adams was released without charge). A lawyer for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Ford would take a leave of absence to seek help for substance abuse.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 89. Singer Willie Nelson is 82. Actor Burt Young is 75. Singer Bobby Vee is 72. Movie director Allan Arkush is 67. Actor Perry King is 67. Singer-musician Wayne Kramer is 67. Singer Merrill Osmond is 62. Movie director Jane Campion is 61. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is 56. Actor Paul Gross is 56. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 54. Country musician Robert Reynolds is 53. Actor Adrian Pasdar is 50. Rock singer J.R. Richards (Dishwalla) is 48. Rapper Turbo B (Snap) is 48. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chris “Choc” Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 44. Rock musician Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down) is 44. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 44. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) is 42. Actor Johnny Galecki is 40. Singer-musician Cole Deggs (Cole Deggs and the Lonesome) is 39. Actor Kunal Nayyar is 34. Rapper Lloyd Banks is 33. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 33. Country singer Tyler Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 31. Actress Dianna Agron is 29.

Thought for Today: “The trouble with our age is all signposts and no destination.” — Louis Kronenberger, American author (1904-1980).

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