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Step 3: Assemble a Resumé and Cover Letter.

 


Whether you need to create a brand new resume, update your current resume, or write a cover letter, we're here to guide you. Use the links below to learn some helpful tips on creating and perfecting your resume(s) and cover letters.

 

Do you need to create a new resume? Click here for a link to articles on how to write great resumes. To view samples of resumes in your profession, industry or related line of work to get ideas on how to describe your qualifications, experience, and achievements you can click here for more information.

You can immediately capture an employer's interest by using the best resume format: chronological, functional, or combination.  If you need to know which is best for your situation, click here.

If you are not sure how to format a resume in Microsoft Word, begin with one of the samples below by saving it as a word document in your files and replacing all of the incorrect words with your own information.

Sample Resumes:
Combination Format Resume »

Chronological Resume »

Functional Resume »
Function Resume with a Border »
Scannable Resume »

2-Page Resume »

O*NET Descriptors are categories of occupational information. Each descriptor contains specific elements of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Interests, Work Activities and Values. Click here    to go to O*Net Online, then type the name of your occupation in the Quick Search window at the top right corner to access the lists of descriptors for that occupation.

 

Keywords are used in job descriptions to describe specific and important job qualifications. They can be any specialized skills or education. The most important keywords are used frequently and are often the first required skills on the job description. Click here for information on keywords. 

A targeted resume is customized so that it specifically highlights the experience you have that is relevant to the job you are applying for. It is worth the extra effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. Click here for more information on how to target your resume.

 

 

Creating a cover letter is your opportunity to make a compelling case for yourself as a candidate. Showing the employer that you spent some time researching the organization can really set you apart. Click here for a link to help you write an excellent cover letter.


Do you have an appointment for an interview and want to “ace” it?  If so, click here to learn Interview tips, preparation and etiquette, also information on post interview thank you letters.


 

Have you created your resume and cover letters yet?

 

 

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