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Interviews and body language - don't send the wrong signals!

Whether you know it or not, you are always communicating whether we are speaking or not. Non-verbal communication is incredibly powerful, and numerous studies conclude that the first impressions generated in the first 30 - 90 seconds of an interview are highly likely to decide the outcome.  Social scientists can devote years of research into understanding non-verbal cues and how they impact our human perceptions. But we don't have years - you have an upcoming interview and you need to shine. We'll share some foundational advice to avoid pitfalls and allow you to shine during your interview. What natural behaviors to avoid ... and what you can do instead It's easy in a stressful interview situation to lose your presence of mind...

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White vs Ivory resume paper comparison: choosing the best resume paper color

As a print shop that specializes in resume printing, we print a lot of resumes on resume paper. It's what we do. We're here to help you choose the best resume paper for your next interview or career fair, whether your print with us or not.  Resume Paper is a premium type of paper with a special texture, premium composition, and heavier paper weight. White resume paper and ivory resume paper are the two most common resume paper options. As you probably know, you'll want to avoid pastels or other unusual colors the next time that you print your resume. Ivory resume paper is a bit more more distinguished than white resume paper. An off-white paper immediately signals your professionalism and attention to detail. Special texture is also visible on ivory resume paper, making...

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Where can I print my resume? 4 places to print your resume

As fewer people have printers at home, it's become increasingly common to scramble to find a decent printer and resume paper to print your resume. Don't worry, you're not alone! We're here to ensure that you are looking your best on interview day. So, wondering where you can print your resume? Below are five places to print your resume, just in time for your big interview or career fair.  Printing at home: Printing your resume from home on resume paper is your easiest and most convenient option if you have access to a printer. Scoop up some resume paper from Staples or Amazon. We tend to like the Magnum Opus product because it has a nice off-white ivory that adds a touch of polish.  FedEx Office:...

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Choosing the right resume paper weight: 20 lb vs 24 lb vs 32 lb

The variety of resume paper you might find at a local copy store could be confusing for the occasional print job. Which paper weight is the right paper weight to print my resume?  Resume paper should be between 24lb - 32lb paper weight. 24lb resume paper is 20% heavier than regular copy paper, while 32lb resume paper is 60% heavier than regular copy paper. Resume paper is - at least partially - made with cotton, keeping it soft and unlike firmer cardstock. Heavier weight is not necessarily better. The right weight resume paper is one that reflects your personal style. For a subtle difference over standard copy paper, choose 24 lb paper. For a premium and luxe feel, select 32 lb paper. It's that simple.  So,...

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Choosing the right paper for your color resume print

Over the past couple of weeks, a few customers have asked similar questions regarding the right paper for their color resume prints. Choosing the right resume paper color for a resume print that is also in color sometimes requires some experimentation before you are able to find the optimal output.  In every case, the best result is one where we were able to to complement the design elements of the resume with the natural color of the paper (e.g., ivory, almond, and white resume paper tones).  An example of matching a resume design to a paper color is this tasteful off-white full bleed resume print below. This print's natural tones complements ivory paper nicely. The print has a very different feel on white paper. In this case, the...

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