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What gets printed on resume paper?

Resume
11
41%
Res, transcript
1
4%
res, references
6
22%
All
9
33%
 
Total votes: 27

wildpreservation
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OCI and resume paper

Postby wildpreservation » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:35 pm

All firms at my school say bring resume, and some say transcript and writing sample, or maybe references. Obviously, Im going to print a zillion copies of all in case someone asks me for it.

What gets printed on my expensive, off-white resume paper? Just resume, or all of it?

Also, with writing sample, is double-sided acceptable? staple in top-left corner? am I overthinking this?

Renzo
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Renzo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:42 pm

Yes overthinking. No resume paper for OCI.

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stratocophic
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby stratocophic » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:46 pm

Renzo wrote:Yes overthinking. No resume paper for OCI.
What about a job fair? Same deal, all plain white paper?

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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Renzo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:47 pm

stratocophic wrote:
Renzo wrote:Yes overthinking. No resume paper for OCI.
What about a job fair? Same deal, all plain white paper?

Depends. I might be more inclined to print on nice paper for a job fair where people will be seeing your resume for the first time.

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Emma.
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Emma. » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:49 pm

I'd consider using decent paper like this: http://www.staples.com/Southworth-Excep ... t_SS117390 but IMO you don't want to use crazy heavy resume paper.

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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:52 pm

Renzo wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
Renzo wrote:Yes overthinking. No resume paper for OCI.
What about a job fair? Same deal, all plain white paper?

Depends. I might be more inclined to print on nice paper for a job fair where people will be seeing your resume for the first time.
Oh they'll have seen an older version of it beforehand, the interviews were preselected. Could have been more clear.

Younger Abstention
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Younger Abstention » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:53 pm

Does. Not. Matter.

Renzo
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Renzo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:56 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Renzo wrote:
stratocophic wrote:
Renzo wrote:Yes overthinking. No resume paper for OCI.
What about a job fair? Same deal, all plain white paper?

Depends. I might be more inclined to print on nice paper for a job fair where people will be seeing your resume for the first time.
Oh they'll have seen an older version of it beforehand, the interviews were preselected. Could have been more clear.

This is what I assumed, and why I said no resume paper.

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stratocophic
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby stratocophic » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:59 pm

Aight. Thanks sensei

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thesealocust
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby thesealocust » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 pm

I recommend slightly heavier paper. It's subtley noticeable without screaming "I printed my resumes on parchment using ink from baby squid." A nice 24 lb white will still be sold in sheets of 500 but have a more substantial feel to it than regular copy paper.

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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby XxSpyKEx » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:23 pm

Where's the "none of the above" option? Fuck wasting money on resume paper. That shit is expensive. It's not like a firm is going to be insulted that you didn't waste your money on resume paper where they won't hire you.

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Grizz
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:42 pm

I found some around the house. Gonna use it because it's FO FREE

Aston2412
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Aston2412 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:23 am

We stock a lot of resume paper in my judge's office...

Dear Taxpayers,

Thank you for subsidizing my OCI monetary expenses.

Sincerely,

Law Student

Renzo
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Renzo » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:41 pm

Aston2412 wrote:We stock a lot of resume paper in my judge's office...

Dear Taxpayers,

Thank you for subsidizing my OCI monetary expenses.

Sincerely,

Law Student


Dear person who steals from a judge in order to get a job as a lawyer, then brags about it: you're stupid.

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shepdawg
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby shepdawg » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:50 am

My school allows us to print on really nice resume paper if we drop a donation into a jar. Donated a meager sum for my 180 mass mail applications using about 200 sheets of paper and 180 envelopes.

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Unitas
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Re: OCI and resume paper

Postby Unitas » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:26 am

IMO, use nice paper without watermarks for everything, otherwise it would look odd to get a resume that is thicker and heavier than a reference list and transcript. Writing sample on the other hand is debatable to me due to the bulk that will make the weight and quality difference less noticeable but I will be printing mine on the same paper. I don't think you should use pure cotton paper for OCI that has the gaudy watermarks on it, save that for the judges you apply to.




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