U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:43 AM
 
2,250 posts, read 2,596,403 times
Reputation: 975
Question My Resume is 2 pages long, should I staple it?

I'm going in for an interview and I have to bring in my resume. Should I staple it or should I just leave it as is?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:57 AM
 
4,842 posts, read 9,641,699 times
Reputation: 3318
I use a paper clip
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:38 AM
 
6 posts, read 114,455 times
Reputation: 18
I use a paper clip also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:48 AM
JS1
 
1,899 posts, read 3,683,983 times
Reputation: 1485
I like staples but my co-workers prefer paper clips or nothing, so I'm glad I wasn't expected to bring in a copy of my resume to my interview for other people. I brought my own, stapled, naturally. They printed out their own copy and could attach them as they so chose. That would really stink to have to do that yourself.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:49 AM
 
259 posts, read 419,997 times
Reputation: 170
i'd bring a flash drive or your laptop with you just in case they don't want to bother with paper.


Is 2 pages (stapled or paper-clipped or however) better than printing front and back (with a thick paper so the type doesn't bleed through)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
9,665 posts, read 10,151,728 times
Reputation: 23768
Do not staple. Your name should be at the top of the second page.

Your name, Page 2
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:57 AM
 
1,111 posts, read 2,806,189 times
Reputation: 771
My resume is 3 pages and I staple them, never had a problem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 07:10 AM
 
1,100 posts, read 1,768,254 times
Reputation: 1057
I use both sides of a single sheet of paper. Can't get separated that way....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Celebration wannabe...
998 posts, read 1,713,279 times
Reputation: 385
I've done both...and gotten jobs with both...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-15-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
2,519 posts, read 5,135,405 times
Reputation: 2051
I never staple a hand delivered resume. I put my email address and name at the top and bottom of the pages, people in interviews sometimes sort them, look at one page, do lots of things. I wouldn't recommend it, but in reality, it don't really matter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Work and Employment
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top