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Here's all the information you need to create effective job search correspondence, including resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae writing resources, job search email messages, resume and cover letter samples, thank you letters, resignation letters, and all the other letters you will need to write to job search effectively.

  1. Resumes
  2. Resume Examples
  3. Cover Letters
  4. Cover Letter Examples
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. References / Recommendation Letters
  7. Resignation Letters
  8. Thank You Letters
  9. Job Application Letters
  1. Job Offer Letters
  2. Job Search Email
  3. Business Letters
  4. Employee Letters
  5. Networking Letters
  6. Farewell Letters
  7. Follow Up Letters
  8. Templates and Samples
  9. Resume and Letter Writing Tips

Resumes

Your resume needs to impress the hiring manager enough so you get the interview. That means it needs to be perfect. Here's how to write a resume, sample resumes, resume templates, resume builders, how to post your resume online, and resume writing tips.

Resume Examples

It's always a good idea to take a look at resume examples before writing a new resume or updating your existing resume. The more examples you review, the more ideas you'll get for your own resume. Here are examples of resumes to give you ideas for writing your own resume.

Cover Letters

What does it take for cover letter to make an impact when the employer has received hundreds of applications for the position you have applied for? A well written and targeted cover letter can be what makes the difference. Here's how to write a cover letter, how to format a cover letter, types of cover letters and when to use them, plus cover letter samples and templates.

Cover Letter Examples

Your cover letter is your first (and best) chance to make a good impression! Take the time to review cover letter examples and then make sure that your letter explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting. Here are cover letter examples for just about every employment related scenario.

Curriculum Vitae

How to write a curriculum vitae, when to use a CV, plus curriculum vitae samples, examples, and templates.

References / Recommendation Letters

Information on getting and giving references and recommendations, sample reference letters, letters of recommendation and reference lists, how to ask for a reference, and how to use references.

Resignation Letters

Are you ready to quit your job? Here is information on how to write a resignation letter, plus sample resignation letters and templates you can edit to formally notify your employer that you are resigning.

Thank You Letters

It's important to say thank you both to your interviewers and to the contacts who help with your job search. Review information on writing thank you letters for job interviews and career assistance, how to send thank you letters, along with sample thank you letters.

Job Application Letters

Sample job application letters to send with a resume when applying for a job.

Job Offer Letters

Job Offer Letters

Even if you have accepted a job over the phone, it's a good idea to write a job acceptance letter to confirm the details of employment and to formally accept the job offer. It's also important to politely reject a job that you don't want to accept.

Job Search Email

When you are using email to job search, it's important that all your communications are as professional as they would be if you were writing an old-fashioned paper letter. Here's everything you need to know about job search email eitiquette.

Business Letters

How to write business letters, general business letter format and templates, and employment related business letter examples.

Employee Letters

Review sample employee letters and sample letters for candidates for employment including employee reference letters, job offer letters, appreciation and congratulation letters, and more letter examples.

Networking Letters

Networking is one of the best ways to obtain job search assistance. Here are networking letters, including referral letters, letters of introduction, and outreach letters, you can personalize and use for your own networking correspondence.

Farewell Letters

Sample letters to say goodbye to co-workers and colleagues, including farewell letters for when you are laid off, retire, or resign.

Follow Up Letters

What's the best way to follow up after a job interview or submitting your resume? Here are follow up letters you can customize to send after an interview, and to follow up on a resume or a job application you have submitted.

Templates and Samples

Resume and letter samples for job seekers, including resumes, cvs, cover letters, interview thank you letters, follow-up letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, resignation letters, appreciation letters, and more great employment letter samples and templates.

Resume and Letter Writing Tips

When you're looking for a job or moving up the career ladder, it's important that your resumes and letters showcase your skills and experience to your best advantage. Here are tips and suggestions for writing winning resumes, compelling cover letters, and effective employment-related letters.

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