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Cover Letters and Resumes

Cover Letters

Cover Letters


CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, shares information on cover letters, including types of cover letters, important elements to consider including in a cover letter and samples and templates.

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Common Good Careers

Common Good Careers shares some tips on writing an engaging cover letter which suggests personalizing the letter’s opening and connecting the dots between skills and job requirements.

Ultimate Guide to Writing Cover Letters


Use the resources in this guide to make sure that your cover letter gets noticed. You’ll find expert advice, useful tools and practical guidance to help you write an effective cover letter that will make you stand out from the competition.

The 8 Cover Letters You Need to Read Now

The Muse

The Muse is a useful resource for career planning and advancement. Get the help you need, when you need it.


Resume Guide


CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides information on writing a resume, including: strategies for developing a resume, sample resumes, and effective resume marketing techniques.

279 Free Resume Templates


HLoom provides 279 free resume templates.

15 Quick Tips for a Winning Resume

Live Careers

Live Careers offers an article on how to craft or update a resume. It includes tips on refocusing and restructuring experience, communicating brand, and elements to catch attention. It also shares many worksheets to help job-seekers prepare, including capturing transferable skills, listing keywords of job descriptions, and organizing accomplishments and experience.

Branding Your Resume

Live Careers

Live Careers offers an article on branding your resume, with several examples of headlines and personal/career branding statements.

Free Resume Builder

Live Careers

Live Careers provides a free resume builder that will help you construct the most up-to-date looking resume.

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae: Proven Success Strategies

Live Careers

Live Careers notes that a curriculum vita tends to be used more than a resume in the scientific and teaching fields. It lists the typical categories that are included in a curriculum vita and provides samples.

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Money Magazine

Every year Money Magazine tells you how your resume should be updated to reflect the current best practices in resume writing.

How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume

Rockport Institute

Rockport Institute has advice on writing a resume. It discusses structure and format and offers tips for presenting information most effectively.

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