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I heard about an experiment that have shown an effect of the type of paper a resume was printed on, on the evaluation of the resume. If I remember correctly, resumes printed on heavier paper, or attached to heavier writing pads were evaluated as better.

I may have some of the details wrong (for example, it may have been some other job application forms, and not resumes), but hopefully the gist is right.

I tried to look for the reference, but couldn't find it. Does anyone know of a reference presenting such an experiment?

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Some findings:

These articles all seem to deal with paper color (white vs off-white), not quality, and the advent of personal computers and laser printers after this research was completed clearly outdates some of the research questions (e.g. typeset vs typewritten resumés).

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