Resume: Folded or Flat?

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    I've been looking online and have these two options. The cost doesn't bother me as much as the impression I can make. Do you think its necessary to send the coverletter and resume flat? Is it not professional if its folded? Anybody who worked/works in HR?

    thanks,

    fl rn
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    Never folded always flat.

    There are resume envelopes that allow you to keep your resume and cover letter flat.
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    Quote from fireline
    I've been looking online and have these two options. The cost doesn't bother me as much as the impression I can make. Do you think its necessary to send the coverletter and resume flat? Is it not professional if its folded? Anybody who worked/works in HR?

    thanks,

    fl rn

    Having been an executive assistant for 20 years before I became I nurse, I can say that I would prefer to receieve a resume that was not folded up, just think it looks better, and if HR is getting a ton of resumes at one time, I would think they'd open the larger, unfolded envelope first.

    However, I'm sure I've folded and mailed my own resumes in the past and I always got the interview.


    Funny how such a simple task can concern us so much when we're looking to impress a future employer. I've been there. Good luck.
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    Quote from CrabbyPatty
    Having been an executive assistant for 20 years before I became I nurse, I can say that I would prefer to receieve a resume that was not folded up, just think it looks better, and if HR is getting a ton of resumes at one time, I would think they'd open the larger, unfolded envelope first.

    However, I'm sure I've folded and mailed my own resumes in the past and I always got the interview.


    Funny how such a simple task can concern us so much when we're looking to impress a future employer. I've been there. Good luck.
    Yeah, the tiniest things matter nowadays. What happened to just walking in confidently and being given the job on the spot??

    I'm in CA and the littlest things count!
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    Flat, just my opinion


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