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Sample resumes, free templates and examples, how to write a resume, how to format a resume and tips and advice for writing resumes for jobs.
  1. Sample Resumes (132)
  2. Resume Writing (95)
  3. Resume Format (16)
  4. Resume Keywords
  5. Resume Builders (31)
  6. Resume Objectives (5)
  7. Resume Profiles (6)
  8. Resume Templates (10)
  9. Resume Tips (64)
  10. Nontraditional Resumes (7)
  11. Online Resumes (59)
  12. Resume Cover Letters

Resume Samples
Resume samples and templates for many different types of jobs and level of job seeker, plus resume writing tips and advice.

Resume Writing Guide
Guide to resume writing, including how to create a professional resume, resume format, targeted resumes, and resume samples, examples and templates.

Resume Types: Chronological, Functional, Combination
There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a targeted, chronological, a functional, or a combination resume.

How to Create a Professional Resume
Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don't have a professional resume, your application materials probably won't get a second glance from a hiring manager.

Top 10 Resume Writing Tips
Top resume tips for choosing a resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and more tips for writing winning resumes.

How to Make Your Resume Stand Out from the Crowd
Tips and advice for writing a resume that will stand out in a crowd of job applicants and get read by recruiters and hiring managers.

Resume Tips: A - Z
Here are more than 60 tips for writing, formatting, emailing and uploading resumes that win job interviews.

Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
A typo or a grammatical error in a cover letter or a resume can be enough to knock you out of contention for a job. Here's some of the most common errors made on resumes and letters and how to avoid them.

Top Ten Resume Mistakes
Here are the top 10 resume mistakes that job applicants make, plus tips and advice on how to avoid errors on your resume.

Resume Formatting Guidelines
Resume formatting guidelines including selecting font size and style, spacing your resume, choosing paragraphs or bulleted lists for each section, including an objective or career summary, and more tips for formatting your resume.

What Not to Include in Your Resume
Information on what not to include on your resume. Here's a list of the information that shouldn't be included when writing a resume.

Resume Guidelines
Resume guidelines, including detailed information on what to include in a resume, fonts, margins, resume format, the sections of a resume, plus resume examples and templates.

Nontraditional Resumes
Here's what you need to know about nontraditional resumes, when you need more than a traditional resume, the pros and cons of using nontraditional resumes to supplement your paper resume and examples of a variety of types of online resumes.

Resume Objective
Some job seekers choose to state a job objective on the resume, as opposed to including it in the body of their cover letter. Stating a resume objective helps convince employers that you know what you want and are familiar with the field.

Resume Format
Sample resume format to use when writing a resume.

Resume Headlines
Information on resume headlines (also known as resume titles), how to include one on your resume, plus examples.

Resume Profiles
Information on using resume profiles including how to write a resume profile and what to include in it, plus examples.

Resume Examples Listed by Career Level
Resume examples listed by career level, including high school, college, entry level, management resumes, as well as resumes for a variety of different professions and industries.

Resume Examples Listed by Style
There are several different styles of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your employment history, you will use a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume. Here's more on the different styles of resumes, when to use which type, plus examples for each type of resume.

Resume Examples Listed by Occupation
Resume examples listed by occupation, industry and career level, including administrative, banking, business, construction, customer service, education, entry level, finance, hospitality, management, retail, writing and more examples of resumes for employment.

Resume Keywords List
List of action keywords to use in cover letters and resumes when applying for jobs.

Targeted Resumes
A targeted resume is customized so that it specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for. Here's how to write a targeted resume.

Top 15 Words to Include (and Avoid) On Your Resume
It can be a challenge to know what to include on your resume. There are some terms that will get your resume noticed and others than can knock it out of contention.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide
Step-by-step guide to how to create a resume and cover letters for resumes, including samples and examples.

Resume, CV, Cover Letter, and Job Letter Samples
Guide to writing resumes, cover letters, thank you letters and other job search correspondence including samples.

Mini Resume
A mini resume contains a brief summary of your career highlights qualifications. Here's a mini resume template, plus samples of mini resumes.

A resume is a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments and is used to apply for jobs.

How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume
How to handle an employment gap when writing a resume.

Free Resume Help
Writing a resume can be hard work, but there are free resume resources available to help you create a professional level resume.

What to Do if You Lied On Your Resume
You just got a call to schedule an interview for a perfect job. However, you lied on your resume when you applied. What do you do? Here are some options for what to do next.

Where to Find Resume Writing Help
It's a good idea to get help, or at least have your resume reviewed, before you send it to employers. Here's more information on where to find resume help.

Resume and Cover Letters: Action Verbs
List of action verbs to use when writing resumes and cover letters.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide
Guide to creating resumes and cover letters, including samples.

Resume Checklist
Resume checklist - checklist for what to include on a resume.

Resume Lies
Review a list of the most common resume lies submitted by About.com site visitors and add lies that job seekers use to make their resume look better to our list.

Ten Tips for an Interview Winning Resume
Want your resume to shine in the eyes of the employer you want to attract? Start by including a well-written resume cover letter with the resume. Then, follow these resume tips to create an interview winning resume that is head and shoulders above the crowd.

Resume and Cover Letter Center
Guide to writing resumes, cover letters, thank you letters and other job search correspondence including samples and templates.

How to Choose a Resume Writing Service
How to choose a resume writing service to assist with writing a resume and/or cover letters.

Resumes and Cover Letters That Work!
Employers usually only spend 30 seconds or so reviewing each resume, therefore, that first impression needs to be the one that counts. This class will step you the process of creating effective job search correspondence. It includes writing tips and suggestions, samples, and answers to your resume and cover letter questions.

Resume Guide: Putting Your Resume Together
Guide to creating resumes and cover letters, including samples.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide: Drafting Descriptions
Guide to creating resumes and cover letters, including samples.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide: Worksheets
Guide to creating resumes and cover letters, including samples.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide: Resume Proofing Checklist
Resume proofing checklist.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide: Cover Letters
Guide to creating resumes and cover letters, including samples.

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