Resumes and Cover Letters

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General Resume Resources

Vault Resume Basics & Samples
Resume guides, videos, and examples.

Optimize your resume for a particular job.
Free version allows one resume scan

The Damn Good Resume Guide
Darn good resume writing tips.

The Balance
How to Write a Resume Summary Statement

The Muse
185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome


Resume Examples by Occupations / Industry,
Sample resumes from many different occupational fields. Links to resume tips and advice are also provided.

Job Star Resumes
Reviews the three main types of resumes; chronological, functional, and combination. Also, many samples provided.

Electronic Resume Resources

These days you need two versions of your resume – one for human eyes and one for computer eyes. Learn how to make sure your resume keeps working for you when it is entered into an employer database. Otherwise, a hiring manager may never see it! Get a reality check of the basics:

Information about all aspects of electronic resumes.

eResumes and Resources
Information about all aspects of electronic resumes.

Electronic Resume Guide, Susan Ireland Resumes
Information on the effective use of electronic resumes and all aspects of creating, posting, and emailing electronic resumes.

Does Your Resume Have the Electronic Edge? (PDF), Excelsior College

Cover Letter Resources

Vault Cover Letter Basics & Samples
Cover Letter guides, videos, and samples.

The Art of Writing Job Search Letters, NACE
Article filled with helpful tips and useful samples.

How to Write a Cover Letter, Hloom

Why Do You Need a Cover Letter?, Excelsior College
Effective writing tips and sample template.

Cover Letters: Types and Samples
Hard copy correspondence and e-mail samples from Virginia Tech