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Cover Letter Samples
Cover letter samples, templates and formats, including examples of cover letters for resumes and tips and advice on how to write a cover letter.
Interview Questions and Answers
Interview questions for many types of jobs including the most common interview questions and best answers, plus interview preparation tips and advice on to how to answer.
How to Answer Interview Questions About...
Top job interview answers to the question what is your greatest weakness, plus tips on the best way to respond.
Resignation Letter Samples
Resignation letter samples for a variety of reasons for leaving employment. Here's how to write a resignation letter, plus examples and templates to use to write your own resignation letter.
Best Resignation Letter Samples
Resignation letter samples including basic and formal resignation letters, two weeks notice, no notice, short notice, retirement, and farewell letter examples and templates.
Sample Resignation Letter for Quitting Your Job
Here's a sample resignation letter you can use when you are quitting your job. Also review tips on what to include in a resignation letter and advice on how to resign from employment.
Resume Samples for Over 100 Jobs
Resume samples and templates many different types of jobs and level of job seeker, plus resume writing tips and advice.
Top 10 Job Interview Questions and Answers
There are questions that employers commonly ask at job interviews and it's important to be prepared to respond to those interview questions. Here are the top 10 interview questions and best answers.
Tips and Advice for Writing a Cover Letter
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.
How to Answer Job Interview Questions About...
Top job interview answers for the question what is your greatest strength, and tips on how to respond.
Thank You Letter Samples for Job Interviews
Here are thank you letter samples, and email message examples, for a variety of different types of job interviews and other employment related events and activities.
Job Application Essentials: Cover Letter Format
This cover letter format lists the information you need to include in the cover letter you submit with your resume. Also review examples of cover letters.
Sample Cover Letter for Job Application
Review a sample letter to send with a job application, plus more sample job application letters and email messages.
33 Curriculum Vitae (CV) Samples
Curriculum vitae samples including examples and templates for US and international job seekers, plus advice on how to format and write a CV.
Sample Objective Statements for Your Resume
Sample resume objectives to use when resume writing, plus how to customize your resume objective so it is targeted to the job you are applying for.
Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Answers
Review the top 20 interview questions you'll most likely be asked at a job interview, plus the best answers. Also, review the other questions you may be asked, so you're prepared to ace the interview.
Interview Questions You Should Ask an Employer
Interview questions to ask the employer, as well as questions you shouldn't ask an interviewer during a job interview.
Job Interview Question Answer: Why You Should...
Top job interview answers to the question why should we hire you.
Unemployment Extension
Read the latest unemployment extension news and updates, information on federal unemployment extensions and how to collect extended unemployment benefits.
How to Answer Interview Questions About Your...
Why do you want this job? Don't know how to answer the interview question why do you want this job? Here are the best interview answers.
How to Answer Interview Questions About Why You...
Don't know how to answer the interview question why were are you leaving your job or why did you leave your job? These suggested interview answers with help you prepare to answer the question.
Tips for Answering Job Interview Questions...
Top job interview answers to the question how do you handle stress or pressure.
Sample Thank You Letter to Follow Up on Job...
Sample Job interview thank you / follow-up letter.
Brief and Focused Resignation Letter Sample
Letter of resignation sample to formally inform your employer that you are resigning.
Sample Cover Letter for Your Resume
Sample cover letter to send with a resume.
Skills You Should Be Putting on Your Resumes...
List of skills for resumes, cover letters, job interviews and employment including skills listed by occupation and general skills.
Top 10 Job Interview Tips
These top 10 interview tips will help you cover everything you need to know to successfully ace a job interview. From checking out the company to sending an interview thank you note, these job interview tips cover all the basics needed for interviewing success.
Resignation Letter: Examples of How to Give...
Resignation letter example to use to give two weeks notice when resigning from employment.
How to Match Your Cover Letter to a Job...
Sample targeted cover letter to send with a resume. This cover letter matches the applicants skills to the job requirements. Plus, information on how to write a targeted resume.
Formal Resignation Letter Sample
Resignation letter sample to use to formally resign from employment.
Tips for Sending Job Interview Thank You Emails
Need to say thank you for a job interview? Here's how to send a email thank you message, plus examples to review.
Resignation Letter Tips to Keep Simple, Brief,...
When writing a resignation letter, it's important to keep your resignation letter as simple, brief and focused as possible. Here's how to write a resignation letter, plus examples.
Say Goodbye with This Professional Resignation...
Professional resignation letter example to use to give notice when resigning from employment.
Leaving Your Job? Reasons You Should and...
Here's a list of reasons for leaving your job you can use to tell your manager why you're leaving and share with prospective employers.
Thank You Letter Sample for Email
Sample email thank you letter for an interview.
Job Interview Thank You Letter Sample
Thank you letter for an interview.
Formatting Tips for Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
How to format a curriculum vitae, including what to include in your CV and examples.
Cover Letter Template for Job Application
Template to use for writing a cover letter for a resume, plus information on how to format a cover letter.
Phone Interview Questions and Answers
Phone Interview Questions and Answers: Interview questions that are ask during a telephone interview and sample answers.
What Is the Difference between a Curriculum...
Curriculum Vitae vs. Resume - what's the difference, and when and how to use a CV.
Formatting Tips for Your Resume
Sample resume format, plus tips on how to format your resume.
Best Answers for Top 50 Job Interview Questions
Review the top 50 interview questions asked by employers, as well as sample answers for each question on the list.
Job Application Letter Examples
Job application letter formats, examples and templates.
Simple Resignation Letter Sample
Letter of resignation letter sample to use to resign from employment.
Top 10 Cover Letter Writing Tips
Top 10 tips and techniques for writing cover letters to send with your resume, including forrmat and presentation, choosing a type of cover letter, writing custom cover letters, and examples and templates.
Prepare for Your Job Interview with Sample...
Job interview questions you may be asked, including common job interview questions, tough interview questions, and the best answers for many typical interview questions.
10 Common Behavioral Interview Questions
The top ten behavioral interview questions you may be asked during a job interview.
Recommendation Letter Samples and Tips
Letter of recommendation samples, including letters for employment, academic letters of recommendation and character and personal reference letters.
How to Answer Job Interview Question About...
Top job interview answers to the question how do you evaluate success?
17 Resume and Job Letter Samples
Resume, CV, cover letter and more letter and email samples for job seekers. Includes cover letters for job applications, resumes, CVs, and other examples of job search correspondence.
Top Resume Templates and Resume Builder Programs
Need help with your resume? There are a variety of free resume templates and resume builder programs available. Here's how to use a resume template to get started writing your resume.
Thank You Note Samples
When you need to say thank you, it's always important to choose the right words and an appropriate card, if you're sending a written thank you note. Here are thank you note and email samples.
Sample Letters for Writing and Requesting...
Sample reference letters, academic references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.
What You Should Include in a Resume Skills...
The skills section of your resume includes your skills and abilities that are related to the jobs you are applying for. Here's what to include.
Personal Recommendation Letter Samples
Personal recommendation letters and character reference letters attest to an applicant's skills and abilities. Here are examples of personal recommendation letters.
Sample Letter for Character Reference
Letter sample for character reference or personal letter of reference.
Top 10 Interview Questions You Should Ask an...
During a job interview, usually towards the end of the interview, you will be asked if you have any questions. Review the top 10 interview questions to ask an employer during a job interview.
2014 Minimum Wage Rates
Here is a list of the current minimum wage rates for each state for 2014.
Resume Sample - High School - No Experience
Resume sample for a first resume for a high school student.
Cover Letter Sample for Teaching
Sample cover letter for an educator or teacher position.
Interview Question: How to Describe Your Job...
Top job interview answers to the question describe your employment history.
Want to Quit? Advice for Resigning from Your Job
How to resign from your job, includes free sample resignation letters.
Resignation Letter Example
The format of a resignation letter should be brief and factual. Simply state that you are resigning and give the date your resignation will be effective. Here's an example. Page 10.
Job Application Sample Letter
Sample letter of application to use to apply for a job.
Salary Negotiation Tips
Have you been offered a new job? Here's how to research and negotiate a salary and compensation package, so, you're paid what you're worth.
How to Respond to Job Interview Questions About...
How to respond to the interview question tell me about yourself, including what to say, what not to say and the best way to answer this common interview question.
Follow up Letter Samples for Interviews and Job...
Follow up letters to send after an interview, and to follow up on a resume or a job application you have submitted.
Job Application Letter Tips and Samples
A job application letter, also known as a cover letter, should be sent or uploaded with your resume when applying for jobs. Here's what to include, plus examples.
Tips for Writing Thank You Letters
Thank you letters - Including who to thank after an interview, when to write, and what to include in your thank you letter, along with sample thank you letters to review.
Sample Letter of Resignation - How to Properly...
Resignation email letter sample to use to resign from employment.
10 Women's Interview Outfits That Will Make You...
Dressing for success is an important part of the interview process. If you need some inspiration for interview attire, browse through the gallery of interview outfits for women to get an idea of what to wear to an interview.
10 Common Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid
What shouldn't you do when interviewing? Here are the top 10 most common interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make and how to avoid them.
Telephone Tips and Strategies for Job Interviews
Phone interview tips and techniques including how to prepare for a telephone interview, how to handle the interview, phone interview questions and answers, and how to follow up after interviewing by phone.
Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview
The most important step you can take to follow up after a job interview is to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you and to reiterate your interest in the position. Here's how to follow up.
Cover Letter Tips and Resources
A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience. Here's information on cover letters and how to write them.
Sample Letter to Say Goodbye to Co-Workers
Sample farewell letter to send to co-workers.
Job Offer Acceptance Letter Example
When you accept a job offer, it's a good idea to write a formal job acceptance letter to confirm the details of employment and to formally accept the position. Here's an example. Page 4.
Jobs 14 and 15 Year Olds Can Do
What kind of jobs can you do when you're 14 or 15 years old? There are limitations to the kind of jobs you can work at, and also limits to the hours you can work.
How to Describe Yourself on a Job Interview
Top job interview answers to the question how would you describe yourself.
Job Letter Tips for Using 'To Whom It May...
To Whom It May Concern is a letter salutation that is used in business correspondence when you don't have a specific person to whom you are writing.
Tips for Writing a Successful Resume
How to write a resume, include types of resumes, samples, tips, what to include and how to format your resume.
Cover Letter Salutation Samples
When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, it's important to include an appropriate salutation at the beginning of your cover letter or message.
Sample Cover Letter Formats
Sample formats for resume cover letters, including targeted cover letters, general cover letters, letters of interest and email cover letter messages.
Recommendation Letter Samples for Employment
Recommendation letter for employment examples including employee recommendation letters, letters from supervisors, recommendation letters for a promotion, letters from previous employers, personal reference letters, and other employment related recommendation letters.
Follow These Tips to Create a Professional Resume
Your resume needs to be professional and polished or it won't get a second glance from a hiring manager. Here's how to write a professional resume.
7 Resume Types and Samples
There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume.
A - Z Cover Letter Sample Index
Review cover letters for a variety of different professions and types of jobs to use as a starting point for writing your own personalized cover letters.
High School Resume Samples
Review these high school resume examples to get ideas for your own resume, then use a template to create your own resume.
How to Prepare for a Behavioral Interview
Does past performance predict future success? Proponents of behavioral interviewing agree that it does. Be prepared to respond with details, actions and results when participating in a behavioral interview.
Email Cover Letter Sample
Sample email cover letter, plus advice on how to email a cover letter and resume.
Letter of Interest Sample for Employers
Sample letter of interest inquiring about opportunities at a company, plus tips for how to write a letter of interest.
How to Answer Job Interview Question About Good...
Best job interview answers to the question: What is good customer service?
Job Application Cover Letter Samples
Types of cover letters, including application letters, inquiry letters, networking letters, referral letters, prospecting letters and more letters to apply for jobs, plus examples.
Writing an Internship Cover Letter? This Sample...
Sample cover letter for an internship position.
Best Answers for Tough Interview Questions
Tough Interview Questions: Some of the more difficult questions you might be asked during a job interview.
Customize Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with This...
This curriculum vitae template provides all the information you need to include in a CV.
Tips for What to Tell Your Boss When You're...
Here's information on what to say when you quit your job in-person or write a resignation letter, as well as what you can expect to hear from your supervisor when you resign.
Sample Reference Letter for a Teacher
Sample reference letter for a teacher.
Sample Cover Letter for Emails
Sample email cover letter message.
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 Dress for a Job Interview
How to dress for an interview including advice on what to wear on a job interview, appropriate interview attire, how to impress a prospective employer, business vs. business casual attire, and tips on dressing for success.
How to Answer Interview Question About Job...
Top job interview answers to the question what were your expectations for the job and to what extent were they met.
Cover Letter Formatting Tips
Your cover letter should follow the basic format of a business letter and should address three issues including why you are writing, what you have to offer and how you will follow up. Here's how to fomat a cover letter.
Inquiry Letter Samples for Unlisted Jobs
A letter of interest, also known as a letter of inquiry or prospecting letter, is sent to companies that may be hiring, but, haven't listed a specific job opening to apply for. Review sample letters of interest, inquiry letters, and letters of introduction.
28 Behavioral Job Interview Questions
Behavioral interview questions will be more focused than traditional interview questions and you'll need to respond with special examples of how you handled situations in the workplace. Review examples of the questions you may be asked during a behavioral job interview and think about how you would answer them.
The Best Way to Answer Common Interview Questions
When an interviewer ask questions about you they are trying to determine how good a fit you are for the company. Here are common interview questions you'll be asked, sample answers, and tips for the best way to respond to interview questions about yourself.
Formatting Sample for Thank You Letters
Your thank you letter is an opportunity to reinforce your candidacy for the job as well as to show your appreciation for the interview. Here's how to format a thank you letter, so you make the best impression.
How to Decline a Job Offer Without Burning...
How to formally decline a job offer by sending a job rejection letter.
Prepare for a Teaching Job Interview with These...
Teacher Interview Questions: Questions you might be asked during a teacher job interview, sample answers, and advice for acing a teaching job interview.
Job Interview Tips for Answering Questions...
Top job interview answers to the question: What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in this position?
How to Prepare for a Job Interview
Do you have a job interview on your schedule? Review tips and advice on how to prepare for an interview so you can ace the interview and make a terrific impression on the interviewer including tips on analyzing the job, researching the company, practice interviewing, what to wear and what to bring to the interview, and how to follow up.
Resignation Email Samples and Templates
Review resignation email message examples and sample resignation announcements to use to resign from employment and to inform colleagues and clients that you are leaving your job.
Curriculum Vitae Writing Tips
When should job seekers use a curriculum vitae, commonly referred to as CV, rather than a resume? Here are the details on how to write a curriculum vitae and when to use a CV.
10 Tips to Resign the Right Way
How should you resign from your job? How about what you shouldn't do when turning in your resignation? Here's what you should (and what you shouldn't) do when resigning from your job.
A Directory of the State Unemployment Offices
List of state unemployment office websites.
Microsoft Word Cover Letter Templates
Microsoft cover letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or are available within your Word program. Here's how to download and use these templates.
Nursing Job Interview: Expect These Questions
Here are questions that are asked during a nurse job interview, sample answers and advice for acing a nursing job interview.
Best Answers for Administrative Job Interviews
Interview questions for administrative assistant and office position job interviews, sample answers and advice for acing an interview.
Email Thank You Message
Sample of a formatted email thank you message to send after a job interview. Page 6.
Use These Techniques to Introduce Yourself at a...
How to introduce yourself at a job interview, including how to greet the receptionist and what to say and what to do when you meet the interviewer.
Write the Best Student Recommendation Letter...
Student recommendation letters including reference letters, academic references, letters asking for a reference, and lists of references.
Everything You Need to Include in a Succesful...
When you are writing a cover letter, there is specific information that needs to be included. Here's what to include in a cover letter to send with a resume when you apply for a job.
Resume Example with Key Skills Section
Here's an example of a resume with a key skills section, plus more sample resumes.
Create an Attractive Cover Letter with These...
Here are free cover letter templates you can use to create your own cover letter, plus examples of cover letters and cover letter email message formats.
Microsoft Resume Templates
Microsoft resume templates and CV templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program, to use to create a resume. Resume template options include basic resumes, job-specific and career-specific resumes.
Sample Format for Job Application Letter
The following application letter format includes the information you need to include in the letter you send with your resume when you are applying for a job. Use this job application letter format as a guideline to create targeted letters of application to send to employers.
Resignation Letter Sample for Two Weeks Notice
Formal resignation letter example to use to give two weeks notice when resigning from employment.
Where To Get Help When Your Unemployment Checks...
What can you do if your unemployment checks have run out, are about to run out, or if you can't get by on unemployment benefits, which typically aren't enough to live on. In addition to unemployment compensation, there are a variety of other resources available for individuals collecting unemployment.
Email Message Format
Sample job search email messages including cover letters, thank you letters, resignation letters and other sample formatted email messages. Page 7.
Accepting a Job Interview via Email? Check Out...
Example of a letter sent via email to accept and confirm a job interview.
Men and Women's Dress Codes for Job Interviews
How to dress for a job interview - the appropriate attire for an interview for employment.
How to Maintain Professionalism When Applying...
When you are using email to apply for jobs, it's important that all your communications are professional when you send your resume and cover letter. Here's how to submit job applications via email.
Job Interview Tips: Best Answers for What Are...
Top job interview answers to the question: What are you passionate about?
What to Include in a Resume Summary Statement
A resume summary statement is a brief list of the highlights of your qualifications. Here's how to write a resume summary statement plus examples of resume summary statement for a variety of occupations.
Resumes Tips for College Students and Graduates
Sample resumes and resume templates for college students and graduates applying for internships, summer jobs, and full-time positions. Plus advice on what to include on your resume, such as volunteer positions, extracurricular activities, and relevant academic work.
Tips for Writing a Targeted Cover Letter
How to write a targeted cover letter that shows how you are qualified and why you should be selected to interview. Includes samples and examples.
Top 10 Jobs You Can Land Without a Four Year...
Here are the top 10 jobs where you don't need a four year college degree to get hired.
Microsoft Word Curriculum Vitae (CV) Templates
Microsoft curriculum vitae (CV) templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program. Here's how to download and use these templates.
How to Answer Interview Questions About Career...
Top job interview answers to questions about your career goals.
Example: How to Write a Sincere and Heartfelt...
This resignation letter example includes thanks and appreciation for the opportunities provided by the employer.
Rejecting a Job Offer? This Sample Letter Can...
Sample job rejection letter for turning down a job offer.
Tips for Requesting and Writing Character...
How to use a character reference (personal reference) in addition to or as an alternative to employment reference letters. Includes letter samples for character references and personal reference letter samples.
Customize Your Resume with This Template
Use this resume template to generate a list of information to include on your resume, then compile the details to format your resume into a customized resume to send to employers.
What Colors to Wear to a Job Interview
Wearing the right colors to a job interview can help convey your confidence, professionalism and your ability to fit into an organization's culture. Here's what color to wear to a job interview.
How to Include a Profile Statement on Your Resume
Resume profile examples for a variety of different jobs.
Professional Layout Sample for Cover Letter
Cover letter layout example to use when writing a cover letter to send with a resume.
Job Interview Thank You Letter Template
Template for a thank you letter to send after a job interview.
Phone Interview Do's and Don'ts
Tips for how to conduct a phone interview and what not to do when you're interviewing via the telephone to make sure your phone interviews get you to the next step in the hiring process.
When You Should Reveal Salary Requirements to...
Many job postings ask you to include your salary requirements when applying. When you should you disclose your salary requirements and how should you let a prospective employer know what you want to earn?
How to Do a Job Reference List for Employers
Sample reference list to to provide to employers who request references.

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