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Job and Career Resources: Write a Resume or Cover Letter

Use this guide to help you find a job and explore careers

SEARCH THE LIBRARY CATALOG

Here you can search the Library Catalog for items on how to write for work.

  • Below the Catalog search are direct links to materials on how to write resumes and cover letters, plus materials on improving your writing skills.  These items may be checked out with a library card.

RESUMES, COVER LETTERS, and WRITING SKILLS HELP FOR JOB SEEKERS

This document, created by AARP offers resume tips for the older job seeker.  It is a 16 page pdf document that may be:

  • Printed out
  • Saved to a flash drive
  • Or read on the screen.

 

Cover-Letters.com offers:

  • many examples of cover letters that cover a wide variety of situations. 
  • resume examples and tips on how to use both cover letters and resumes. 
  • general job searching help
  • tips on how to navigate the site - always a plus!

 

This site is easy to use for finding job-specific resume examples.  

 

This site provides a resume example for those seeking their first job.

 

This site provides:

  • resume and cover letter help
  • job seeking tips. 

** Be sure to scroll down the page to see all that this site has to offer! **

 

Resume Help provide a wide range of job searching tools including:

  • A free online resume builder that allows you to save what you create.
  • Free cover letter help
  • Links to fee-based resume writing services
  • Free resume writing tips
  • Free resume examples
  • Free interviewing tips

At this site you can:

  • Learn how to write a resume for today's job market
  • See sample resumes
  • Search for jobs

 

My Perfect Resume gives tips on a variety of job correspondence such as:

  • References and recommendations
  • Preparing a resume for online posting
  • Submitting a writing sample to an employer
  • Declining a job offer

** Note Helpful Links at the bottom of the page. **

 

This resource, created by Purdue University, will help you brush up on your writing skills for the job search process.  Learn how to:

  • Prepare an application
  • Write cover letters
  • Write thank you and follow up letters
  • Write your resume
  • Prepare for a video resume
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