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The standard resume is a paper document that typically comes as an option when you're applying for a new job. But if you're an entrepreneur, you can't exactly rely on the resume to get you past the gatekeepers.

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Resume paper comes in a variety of weights, materials, colors and textures. Knowing the different types of resume paper and how they affect your resume can help you decide on the best choice and help you stand out among other applicants. In this article, we discuss the various types of paper that you can use and provide tips for choosing the best resume paper for your application.

Your resume is the first thing your potential new employer sees. In many cases, choosing to print out your qualifications on paper and either mail it or hand it over personally can have a lasting positive impression on the hiring manager. If you decide to submit a paper resume, know that the paper you print your resume on makes all the difference. In this article, we explore the paper options you can use and how you should print your resume.

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Ivory is a warm color that can give your resume a timeless look and is best on higher-quality paper. It's also appealing to many hiring managers, but it's important to keep any resume design elements in mind because some may have a harder time translating well onto ivory paper. For example, if you have a sidebar on your resume that has a darker contrasting background, it may print well on ivory paper, but a sidebar with a lighter background won't look as professional.

There are times when a printed resume is needed or at least strongly recommended. It’s a good idea to take a copy with you to an interview, in case you need to refer to a specific point, or the recruiter doesn’t have a copy. Or if a company asks you to drop off your resume in person or by post. In these cases, clean white A4 paper will always come across as professional. On the other hand, if you’re in a creative field where visual design skills are important, feel free to channel your inner Warhol and go with something that matches your professional personality (at a company I used to work at, a graphic designer presented theirs in an A6 pack-of-cards format. Brilliant, original, and still memorable many years later!).

 

 

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