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The right weight for your resume paper: your 5 best resume paper options

Identifying the right paper weight for your resume paper can be a bit tricky. Professional documents like resumes, proposals, and presentations are often printed on specialty paper. Printed a resume on resume paper signals a level of professionalism and attention to detail that regular copy paper does not inherently have. So, what exactly constitutes resume paper? And specifically, what is the right weight for resume paper? Resume paper weight is heavier than copy paper, but is not as heavy or firm as 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...

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5 Best Leather (and faux leather) Interview Portfolios

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/faux leather interview portfolio (sometimes also referred to as "padfolio") to hold your resume prints, pen, and notepad. In this post we'll help you identify the right leather portfolio for your upcoming interview, based on price. Best Value 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) so you can choose a color...

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

With Resumates, you can have your resume printed on premium resume paper and delivered to your home in 2 days so that you're ready for that next interview. You just upload your finished resume on resumates.co, select from premium resume paper options, and we'll deliver 25 crisp prints beginning at $11.95+. Easy peezy, skip the copy store. Offering this service has given us the ability to print a ton of resumes, test a number of premium resume paper types, and help guide the decision on which might be the best choice.  White resume paper and ivory resume paper are the two most common resume paper options that deliver professional polish. Almond resume paper is a third resume paper color option that...

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The five best places to print your resume

Fewer and fewer people have printers at home, so it's increasingly common to scramble to find a decent printer and resume paper to print your resume leading up to an interview or career fair. If you're an avid ecommerce user or a stickler for quality, use Resumates online resume printing and delivery. Upload your finished resume, select from a variety of premium resume paper colors, and receive 25 resume prints delivered to your door. Resumates delivers prints in two days, so if your interview is tomorrow, you'll need to run an errand instead. Public libraries: Yep! Your good old public library should be able to accommodate resume printing. Not all libraries are the same, so give them a call to double check. Don't...

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

The variety of resume paper you might find at a local copy store could be confusing for the occasional print job. How do I choose the right paper weight for my resume? With Resumates skip the paper buying and copy shop altogether and have your resume printed on premium paper and delivered starting at $11.95+. 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. The right weight resume paper is one that reflects your personal style. For a subtle difference, choose 24 lb paper. For a premium...

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