where can I download resume and cover letter logos to use freely and without copyright restrictions?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am wondering where I can go online to locate resume and cover letter logos which can be downloaded and used freely without copyright restrictions.  

           Thank you

           George
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Omar SoudaniSystem Support EngineerCommented:
I suggest to create your own unique logo, you can do that cheap (around 5$) at fiverr.com
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
you can check out those available from Word:
File ―> New ―> beside Office.com templates, put Cover Letters in the search box
Word Cover letter templates
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BillDLCommented:
I agree with Omar on this one.

The only compelling reason I can think of to add any form of logo to a resume or a job application letter is if that logo represents your own company or has a very specific contextual meaning.  Anything other than that, for example a graphic that represents a particular range of vocational skills, will look contrived and, in my opinion, will make it look less professional than documents without any images at all.

If you already have a new company, or you are going to register yourself as or refer to yourself as a company of some kind, but do not yet have a logo, then I would suggest that you start from scratch using a tool such as Omar has suggested.  By all means draw inspiration from other company logos, but try to keep it as unique and meaningful as you can while retaining visual simplicity using a few striking colours and distinct edges.

As well as potentially "cheapening" your resume and application letter by adding a free and perhaps quite generic graphic from somewhere, adding images can cause issues depending on how you send the resume and letter to the recipient.

If your resume and letter are created as an email rather than an attachment to an email, images may not display as intended when the recipient opens that email.  The recipient may only see a placeholder where the image is supposed to be and may have to click on a bar to display the image.

If emailed as a Microsoft Word attachment you have no way of knowing whether the recipient will open it in Microsoft Word or an equivalent document viewer like OpenOffice or LibreOffice Writer.  The recipient may be using an older or newer version of MS Word.  An older version of Word will open a DOCX file in compatibility mode as will a recent version of Word with the older DOC file type.  The logo image that you painstakingly managed to insert and position exactly where you wanted it to show might be displaced in another word processing application or another version of Word.  Saving a Word document out as a PDF and emailing that as the attachment can eliminate these issues because just about every company in the business of receiving transmitted documents will have a PDF viewer and Google Chrome and GMail is already equipped to display PDFs.

Some companies scan hardcopy documents through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process to digitize them for storage on computer.  Oddball layouts, fonts, and formatting as well as images on the pages can make the process less accurate and lead to a jumbled-up page when saved.  OCR is an awful lot better than it used to be but it still isn't perfect, especially when you throw a spanner into the works.

Those are just three of the potential pitfalls.  If, however, you are still keen to add a logo to documents that will be printed and physically posted, then Omar's suggestion is a good place to start.  There are other such logo creation websites.  It is usually quite hard to convey ideas and concepts for a company logo to a graphic artist and get exactly what you envisioned on the first attempt, so trying it yourself might actually be easier - and a whole lot cheaper.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hi Everyone,

            Thank you for your shared suggestions and tips.  While I did enjoy reading everyone's feedback, I found the following link of https://pixabay.com/ to tie more directly in what I had in mind.  It appears all pictures downloaded from this site can be freely used.  

             I thought I would post this link just in case someone else in the future may have the need to be able to download copyright free images.

             George
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