Use standard 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. Select a "weighty" paper stock, between 16 and 25 lbs. with at least 25 percent cotton. In almost all instances, you should pick a conservative color, such as white, off-white or ivory. You can buy resume paper in packages or by the sheet at stationery stories. Matching envelopes are often available.
Experts' advice conflicts on whether the addresses on the envelope should be typed or handwritten. Some feel hand writing the address shows greater attention to detail, while others feel typing it is more professional. Most advise against stick-on address and mailing labels.
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