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Resume Paper & Suppliers
Resume paper comes in beautiful textures, such as fine linen, parchment, and bamboo. No longer is a jobseeker forced to utilize a bland one-dimensional paper. Fine linen, for example, has a fine texture embedded into the paper. To set yourself apart from others vying for the same positions, it's important to give yourself any added edge possible. Bamboo is also another great choice because the fine texture resembles the structure of a bamboo plant. Very beautiful!
Your paper choice can seem trivial, however, the small things can make a huge difference.
High-end paper oftentimes possesses a watermark that may not be immediately visible upon looking at the paper face-on. Once held up to light, however, the mark is evident. Printing tip: Ensure the watermark is face-up and readable in accordance with the print of your resume. In short, if the reader is scanning your resume and decides to view the watermark then that person should not need to flip the paper around to read the letters contained in the mark. The watermark should be the same direction (immediately readable) as the text of your resume.
There really isn't a wrong color choice, unless of course, you opt for a fluorescent or bold color. To be safe, select paper specifically used for resumes. The guesswork will be taken out of the process for you, and you'll be utilizing a paper that is considered professional by those receiving your precious career marketing materials.
Paper comes in a variety of thickness, from standard copy paper to post card or poster board weight. Obviously, you'll want to select a unique paper but not something that will leave the hiring manager wondering what you were thinking. It's best to stick with the standard by selecting 20 or 24 lb. weight.
20 lb. A traditional thickness, 20 lb. paper is often used in printers and copiers. Much of the paper sold today come come with this weight, with many paper choices and colors to choose from.
24 lb. 24 lb. paper may feel different from one paper type to the next; for example, a thicker stock works best when using a traditionally thinner paper type such as linen. The added weight keeps the paper crisp, and makes it stand up against other paper types. The thickness offers distinction, yet isn't too heavy, and stands out amongst other paper stock.
Which choice is best? The 24 lb. paper holds up better because of the added fiber, and splashes enough extra weight to make it distinctive. The lighter weight is fine too. A cost difference may dictate which option you choose.
Complementary Resume Paper Stock
9 x 12 Manila (or matching) Envelope
Foiled Stamps (seals)
Places to Buy Paper
Viking Office Products provides a nice array of resume papers, along with matching envelopes.
Office Supply Stores; e.g. Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax
Paper Suppliers; e.g. Crane, Southworth
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