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How to Write a Resume

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters

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Your resume is usually the first impression an employer will have of you - it needs to market your relevant skills, knowledge, and accomplishments. Employers usually only spend 30 seconds or so reviewing each resume, therefore, that first impression needs to be the one that counts. Here's how to write a resume.

Let's get started. Visit our Resume and Cover Letter Guide to review getting started, formatting options, resume styles and includes some samples. This Resume Checklist will help you make sure all relevant information is included.

Use a Resume Template

Review resume samples that fit a variety of employment situations. These sample resumes and templates provide job seekers with examples of resume formats that will work for almost every job seeker. You can then edit the resume template to write your own resume.

That's resumes; now let's talk about Cover Letters - those individualized letters that interpret your resume for the reader. Your cover letter is an important tool which can effectively market your skills to a prospective employer. Make sure it highlights your skills and qualifications for the specific position you're applying for. And always proofread before sending.

Need help with your resume or letters? Sign up for our Resumes and Cover Letters That Work! free e-class to get more advice on writing effective resumes and cover letters.

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