From a study conducted by MIT researchers, how the objects we handle affect the decisions we make:
Consider the clipboard test. Ackerman, Nocera and Bargh asked 54 people to scrutinize a job candidate by looking at a resume placed on either light or heavy boards. The people using heavy clipboards viewed the candidate as possessing a “more serious interest” in the job opening than those holding the resume on lighter clipboards.
Your takeaway: Use a heavier stock paper (not generic copy or printer paper) when sending printed resumes. Try 24 lb. weight paper, you can find it at office supply stores, to make your resume – and you – stand out from the crowd.
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