Cover Letters & Resumes

Cover Letters


CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, shares information on cover letters, including types of cover letters, important elements to consider including in a cover letter and samples and templates.

Resume Guide


CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, provides information on writing a resume, including: strategies for developing a resume, sample resumes, and effective resume marketing techniques.

Why Cover Letters Matter, and How to Create Good Ones

Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy discusses the importance of the cover letter. The article states that the cover letter should be tailored to the job being filled, straightforward and well written.

Curriculum Vitae for Museum Professionals

College Art Association

The College Art Association offers guidelines for curriculum vitae for museum professionals. It encourages applicants to remember that individuals outside the field are frequently involved with the search process.

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Common Good Careers

Common Good Careers shares some tips on writing an engaging cover letter which suggests personalizing the letter's opening and connecting the dots between skills and job requirements.

279 Free Resume Templates


HLoom provides 279 free resume templates.

Ultimate Guide to Writing Cover Letters


Use the resources in this guide to make sure that your cover letter gets noticed. You’ll find expert advice, useful tools and practical guidance to help you write an effective cover letter that will make you stand out from the competition.

The 8 Cover Letters You Need to Read Now

The Muse

The Muse is a useful resource for career planning and advancement. Get the help you need, when you need it.

15 Quick Tips for a Winning Resume

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers offers an article on how to craft or update a resume. It includes tips on refocusing and restructuring experience, communicating brand, and elements to catch attention. It also shares many worksheets to help job-seekers prepare, including capturing transferable skills, listing keywords of job descriptions, and organizing accomplishments and experience.

Branding Your Resume

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers offers an article on branding your resume, with several examples of headlines and personal/career branding statements.

Customizable Opening Paragraphs for Job-Seeker Cover Letters

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers shares about 100 samples of customizable cover letter opening paragraphs.

How to Get Started on Your Resume: A Primer for Job Seekers

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers shares an article for job-seekers and career-changers that includes steps for starting, updating or revising resumes.

Preparing a Curriculum Vitae: Proven Success Strategies

Quintessential Careers

Quintessential Careers notes that a curriculum vita tends to be used more than a resume in the scientific and teaching fields. It lists the typical categories that are included in a curriculum vita and provides samples.

How to Write a Great Resume

Resume Workshop

Resume Workshop shares this comprehensive guide on how to create a winning resume.

How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume

Rockport Institute

Rockport Institute has advice on writing a resume. It discusses structure and format and offers tips for presenting information most effectively.