More than Half of Surveyed Employers Don't Care What Kind of Paper Your Resume Is On


More than half (53.6 percent) of surveyed employers in the 2010 Orange County Resume Survey* said they have no preference for the type of paper resume are printed on when they are sent by postal mail, hand-delivered, or brought to an interview. Almost a third (31 percent) preferred white paper of the type found in most printers and copy machines. Almost 11 percent preferred heavy gray or cream paper. Paper choice is thus one less decision job-seekers need to struggle with, this survey suggests. That could be because printed resumes take on a less prominent role in the current environment. It is probably safe to say that most resumes these days are delivered electronically.

*The 2010 Orange County Resume Survey by The Center for Career and Life Development, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, Eric Hilden, Career Placement Officer, was distributed by email to 2,000+ employer contacts in Orange County and shared online employer contacts in Orange County and shared online via social-networking sites including and Twitter.