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Resumes & Cover Letters

Print:

Selected Print Resources about resumes and cover letters

Online:

About.com – Comprehensive collection of resources for cover letters, resumes, and more.

Careerbuilder.com – Free resume reviews.

CareerOneStop – Includes information about resumes, cover letters and interviewing.

Google Resume & Cover Letter Templates – Includes hundreds of free and easy to use resume and cover letter templates.

How to Fine-Tune Your Resume – Tips from Wall Street Journal reporters and columnists on resume writing.

Library of Congress Resumes & Cover Letters – Listing of sites that provide direction and examples to assist with resume creation.

Microsoft Office Resume Templates – Provides a variety of free online templates for functional & chronological resumes and much more.

Resume Critique Chart – Includes key points to review in a resume.

Resume Help.org – Provides resume and cover letter resources and tips.

Resume Tutorial – Comprehensive resume and cover letter tutorial. Includes sections on types of resumes, design and presentation, essential features and more.

Resume Writing – A Connecticut Department of Labor publication with information about resume writing, transferrable skills, types of resumes and more.

Ten Things to Avoid On Your Resume – Advice on how to give your résumé the edge and avoid these mistakes:

The Riley Guide – Provides help with resumes and cover letters.

The Resume Place – Includes detailed information on preparing private sector and federal resumes.

Susan Ireland’s Resume Site – Includes sample resumes and cover letters.

VisualCV – Allows participants to create a free media-rich online resumes.

Writing Your Resume For Success – A Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Research publication that provides resume tips, terms nd topics to avoid, employer expectations, and sample résumés and cover letters.

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