Preparing a resume and cover letter can be a daunting task. Luckily there are many resources online and in the Library to help you with this process. Ask the Reference Librarian for books from Curtis Library. Try out the very intuitive WinWay Resume Software from any of the library PCs. Some of the many online resources are listed below.
Creating the Internet Resume
Learn the differences between print and online resumes and how to protect yourself should you decide to post a resume online.
How to Write a Resume (an online tutorial)
Louise Kursmark, one of the leading resume-writing experts in the United States, is an authority on a wide range of career and employment issues. The video is broken down into topical segments.
Resume Writing from HotJobs
Look under Resume Articles for lots of information on resume writing.
Resume Writing Workshop
A YouTube step-by-step from the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume.
Wall Street Journal – Career Journal.com
Wall Street Journal’s executive career site.
Home page for the Damn Good Resume books and their author, Yana Parker. Yana Parker’s published books are available in local and online bookstores.
Lots of help in the writing process, including sample resumes.
Cover Letters from JobStar
Learn how to write a good cover letter, complete with samples and suggested books.
Tips on Writing a Persuasive Cover Letter
A pretty lengthy article on how to write a cover letter plus several examples.
Handout: Cover Letter Tips (requires Acrobat Reader)
Handout: Practice Writing the Cover Letter (requires Acrobat Reader)