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Resume and Cover Letter Writing Guide

Guide for Writing Successful Cover Letters and Resumes


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Resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae writing tips, sample resumes, sample cover letters, thank you letters, references, job applications and more job search correspondence help and advice.

Resumes and Cover Letter Guide
Guide to writing effective resumes and cover letters, including worksheets, resume samples, cover letters samples, skills lists, content, appearance, and proofreading checklist.

Resume, Cover Letter, and CV Samples
Review our collection of free sample resumes, cover letters, curriculum vitae, resignation letters, thank you letters, letters to accept, or decline a new job, and more career-related letters you can use for your job search correspondence.

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

Where to Find Resume Writing Help
Do you need resume help? Writing a resume is hard work and it's important 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.

Cover Letters
How to write an effective cover letter, including cover letter samples, how to format a cover letter, and types of cover letters with samples of each.

Curriculum Vitae
Why, when and how to use a CV.

Employment Letters
Inquire about openings, accepting or decline a position, networking letters, and other job search correspondence.

Thank You Letters

Thank You Letters
Sample thank you letters and other job search correspondence.

Job Applications and Portfolios

Job Applications
How to complete an employment application, applying for jobs online, via email and in person. Includes samples, examples and advice on the best way to apply.

An online portfolio provides a way to reveal your credentials to the world. It allows you to package the best evidence of your candidacy for employment such as your resume, artwork, reports, lesson plans, transcripts, certifications, articles, letters, and more.


Reference checks, reference and recommendation letters, using references, and answers to reference questions.

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