Resume Paper: When resumes were primarily mailed to employers, it was expected to have your resume printed on the finest quality of resume paper. However, most resumes today are e-mailed or posted on Internet job boards. If you are still printing your resume on special paper and mailing it, youâ€™re wasting valuable time and money. Unless mailing is required, you should always submit your resume in an electronic format. There are some times when a printed resume is needed, i.e. a job fair or a first interview, however, standard white printing paper works just fine.