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Writing Resumes and Cover Letters Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of writing resumes. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.

From this main page, there are separate links to information on resumes and cover letters. Look under "Salaries and Job Searching."

CareerLab: For Your Career
There are 200 sample letters (divided into 20 subsections) that could be adapted to one's personal situation at this site. The full library of letters can be downloaded off the main menu or go into the section "Cover Letter Library" to browse through them. In addition, that section has 13 tips on what to do and not to do in a cover letter.

Career Search Handbook
Check out the sections on Resumes and Cover Letters in this Boston College handbook.

Job Search Manual: Part 5 The Successful Resume
This BC site provides instruction on how to write a successful resume including information on types of resumes, accomplishments, drafting various tyrpes of resume, references, cover letters, and job seeker's calling card. For the teacher, there are student worksheets which can be used to supplement your instruction.

Job Star: Resumes
General information on resumes, resume formats, tips, resume samples, information on cover letters, samples of cover letters, links to other WWW resources, and information on electronic resume banks.

Movin' On: Tips for Resumes
A guide from the College of William and Mary containing four elements: 1) Taking inventory of your marketable skills and accomplishments; 2) Looking at the various parts of a resume (Header, Job Objective, Education, Honors and Awards, Experiences, Action Verbs, Activities, Personal Attributes, References); 3) Choosing a Format; 4) Final Thoughts.

NextSteps: Resumes and Cover Letters
This package of information from NextSteps (the City of Calgary) has advice on what information to include, what to omit, three resume formats, tips on successful writing, references, and the cover letter.

Rensselaer Writing Center
Two documents from the Rensselaer Writing Center which give students information, tips, and samples for writing cover letters and resumes.

Resumes and Cover Letters
This section of the online version of "Creative Job Search", put out by the Minnesota Department of Economic Security, has extensive coverage of resume and cover letter writing. Students will be able to learn more about the various formats, variations, basic principles, and strategies. There are sample copies to review and worksheets that can serve as starting points.

Top Ten Technical Resume Writing Tips
Here are 10 practical tips for any one who is writing a resume. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions about what to include in a resume.

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