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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. In terms of its style, 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 is the...

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The 6 items that you absolutely should bring to every job interview

Applying for jobs is an arduous task. You have spent weeks wordsmithing the same 15 lines of our resume, and have applied to what feels like countless open positions. You may start to feel like your mind is numbing! You have enough on your mind with an upcoming interview looming, so let's make sure that you have all of the critical items that you'll need for the big day.  Appropriate attire to bring to the interview: Every role is different and expected attire will vary depending on your specific situation. Not every interview may require a full suit, for example. If you are sure that you need to wear a suit to your upcoming interview, apply some fresh thinking to design your outfit and accessories...

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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 Opus Resume Paper because it has a nice off-white ivory that adds a touch of polish. Prime one-day...

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