As a new college graduate, I printed my resume on a really pretty beige colored parchment paper. But that was 28 years ago when doing every resume was done on white paper and we were encouraged to think out side the box (purple paper! rice paper!). My resume paper was easy-to-read and printed on classy paper with an eye-soothing color.
Today, you aren’t advised to do that. Today you should print your resume on white paper – perhaps a little thicker than regular copier paper. You shouldn’t use the default Times New Roman font, but also don’t go with the clown font of Comic Sans (no one likes that except teachers!). NBC News.com offers some more advice to new graduates including this huge faux pas,
Checking your phone, or checking out
Thirty percent of the managers Adecco surveyed said a big faux pas young jobseekers make is to check their phone or send a text while interviewing.
“Going into an interview, it is so imperative: The phone is on silent, it’s put away and it’s not brought out,” Marx said.
Many also complained that young jobseekers don’t make eye contact while interviewing, which Marx said can show a lack of confidence.
I knew a lady who once answered not one, not two, but THREE phone calls during a job interview. She didn’t get it.
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