Cover Letters and Resumes
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.
Why Cover Letters Matter, and How to Create Good Ones
Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy discusses the importance of the cover letter. The article states that the cover letter should be tailored to the job being filled, straightforward and well written.
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 Muse is a useful resource for career planning and advancement. Get the help you need, when you need it.
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.
HLoom provides 279 free resume templates.
15 Quick Tips for a Winning Resume
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 offers an article on branding your resume, with several examples of headlines and personal/career branding statements.
Free Resume Builder
Live Careers provides a free resume builder that will help you construct the most up-to-date looking resume.
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.
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 has advice on writing a resume. It discusses structure and format and offers tips for presenting information most effectively.