Plain white paper is the best paper for a resume. Most resumes need to be easily scanned, because companies usually keep resumes as digital files in searchable databases rather than as paper copies. A simple sans serif font is also the most suitable for emailed or printed resumes.
In order to be quickly retrieved by a database, a resume must include specific keywords to describe education and employment experience that are clearly related to the job being sought. All resumes need to detail specific accomplishments and skills, and the most important information should be most visible. Every resume should be meticulously proofread.