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Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use

swan

Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« on: June 30, 2008, 01:55:07 PM »
There's so many types. 20, 24, 28, and 32 lb?

25% cotton, 100% cotton, linen?

Southworth? White?

Which is best?

swan

Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008, 01:58:07 PM »
Also, what type for materials that aren't your resume or cover letter (e.g. writing samples)?

A friend of mine said to use 24 lb. regular (non-resume) paper for these materials.

Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 06:48:05 PM »
I recommend using Charmin Ultra Soft

Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 08:06:47 PM »
Man, this guy doesn't quite have the qualifications of the other candidates... but just look at this -paper-!

Get real.  ;-)

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Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 08:12:19 PM »
It's a personal choice; I prefer a heavier weight, and usually go with a white or ivory (I stay away from the gray tinted ones).  But if you go with any high quality paper you'll be fine - just do what you like and what you think looks tasteful.  It's your own taste - after all, some people don't use resume paper at all for mailings, and more and more people are doing exclusively email, so whatever floats your boat.

And use non-resume paper for the "extras."  Only use the good stuff for resume and cover letter.


Re: Job Search--What Type of Resume Paper to Use
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 09:55:35 PM »
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