How to Apply a Border to a Resume Paper


When applying for a job, you must stand out from your fellow applicants. Your resume should look its best. Unfortunately, as a rule, most employers prefer a straightforward resume that is clear and concise without any frills or pictures. Adding a simple border to your resume can help make it stand apart from the rest while still looking attractive and professional.

  • Scan your resume and save to your computer. If your resume is already saved on your computer, skip to Step 2.

  • Open your resume in your word processing software.

  • Click on the "Page layout" tab and then click on the "page border" icon. If you are using a program other than Microsoft Word and cannot find the "page border" icon, simply click on "Help" and then type "borders" into the Search bar.

  • Scroll through the page border options. Choose from solid or dotted lines, shading, line thickness and your border placement.

  • Click on the options you like and then click on the "OK" button.

  • Click "Save" to save the border to your resume.

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