Resume and Cover Letter Resources

  • E-mail Guidelines and Etiquette: From the Career Services department of Virginia Tech, covering practical information on how and when to respond to employers online.
  • Free Resume Builder A quick and easy resume building website where users can fill out and format a resume in two to three clicks by choosing a template and selecting formatting options. Users can download a neatly formatted resume in a variety of styles and formats.
  • Job Tips for 50+ Workers Excellent resources from the AARP aimed at job seekers who are over 50 years old. Includes resume, cover letter, networking, and interviewing advice.
  • Resumagic.com: Find advice, sample resumes by occupation, cover letters, and articles on a wide range of career-related topics. The section on using power verbs in your resume is quite handy.
  • Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters: Bureau of Labor and Statistics staff members authored this example-filled article for Occupational Outlook Quarterly in 2009, but the suggestions and links included are still timely. Opens directly into a PDF file.
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Learn about different careers, plan for your education, get salary and benefit information, search for jobs, improve your resume and get interview tips on this site from the US Department of Labor. Also provides links to local career centers.