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20 clean and modern resume templates for 2018, under $20

Resume template designers are upping the ante for 2018 with clean and modern resume templates. Resume templates have come a long way just in the past several years, as interviewees look to showcase their professional polish and design taste in innovative ways.  We picked the 20 most innovative and modern resume designs that flip the traditional resume template on it's head, with a focus on clean design elements. These beautiful resume templates are customizable in Word, so you can stop trying to transform your ugly duckling template into a swan, and pick up a beautiful modern design template today. We've included quite a range of styles overall, including a number of modern multi-page resume templates, and some modern resume templates designed to include a professional headshot. Many of...

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The best paper for printing your thesis (and which paper to avoid!)

Resumates offers an online, self-serve self-serve thesis binding tool for professional results without breaking the bank. Simply upload you thesis and specification for easy printing and binding. Outside of your bound version, most universities have certain quality standards for printing thesis and dissertations for formal submission. As the physical embodiment of your academic achievement, your thesis is expected to stand the test of time. Most universities agree that thesis paper needs to be of archival quality, white, and with some cotton composition. Universities tend to have some varying requirements for paper on certain criteria, such as the paper weight (i.e. thickness) of your thesis paper, so you will need to confirm if there are certain unique requirements specific to your university. Archival-quality paper simply means that...

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5 Best Leather Interview Portfolios and for all budgets

Interview preparation can feel a bit daunting, and it's easy to miss some of the basic items you might want to bring on interview day. One item that is often overlooked until the night before is a leather interview portfolio (sometimes also referred to as "leather padfolio" because it holds a notepad) to hold your resume prints, pen, and notepad. In this post we'll help you identify the right leather portfolio for your upcoming interview for any budget. Best Value Leather Portfolio On a Budget (faux leather, under $25): Samsill Stitch Leather Padfolio The Samsill leather portfolio is our favorite choice in the value category for portfolios. The faux leather Samsill comes in black, brown, and bergundy (note, each color has a unique price point)...

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Printing your resume? Your 5 best resume paper options

Finding the right paper to printing your resume on can be tricky. You will see a number of specialty papers, with different weights, colors, textures, and compositions.  Printing a resume on resume paper signals a certain level of preparedness, professionalism, and attention to detail. So, what exactly is resume paper?  Resume paper is a more substantial and higher quality type of paper. It feels feels and looks great. Resume paper is heavier than copy paper, but is not as heavy or firm as something like cardstock. The unit of measure for for any type of paper weight (in the U.S.) is in "pounds," so we'll describe the right weight range based on this common unit of measure in the table below, compared to other familiar types of paper.   As you...

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One-page vs two-page resume: considerations and busted myths

You have amazing work experience. You have crafted it into a beautifully-written narrative that tells the story of your professional life. You're confident that it will leave the reader anxious to invite you into their office to interview. But, you have one concern - your resume is two pages long. Or even three. Or four.   Is this okay? What's better, a 2-page or 1-page resume? It depends.  There are fewer and fewer cases where a one page resume rule is absolute. paper weight. In terms of its style, white Two-page resumes are increasingly becoming a smart option for many applicants. This does not mean however, that a two-page resume is the surefire approach for every resume because there are still cases where a one-page resume...

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