Resumes and Cover Letters

Your resume and cover letter makes a first and lasting impression upon prospective employers. Recruiters may only have time for a brief scan of these important informational documents.

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Additional Resume and Cover Letter Resources

EC JobLinks Resume Builder (for our enrolled students - login required)
A user friendly 4 step process that produces your customized resume. As an enrolled student, you just need to activate your free EC Joblinks account and click on the Documents tab, then Resume Builder to follow the brief steps to a new resume!

The Damn Good Resume Guide
Darn good resume writing tips.

Quintessential Resume Tutorials
A detailed resume tutorial for beginners, and a "lite" version for job seekers who just need to fine tune their resumes.

Resume Readiness Quiz, Quintcareers
See if your resume passes this checkup. 

Resume Examples by Occupations / Industry,
Sample resumes from many different occupational fields. Links to resume tips and advice are also provided.

Job Star Resumes
Reviews the three main types of resumes; chronological, functional, and combination. Also, many samples provided.

These days you need two versions of your resume – one for human eyes and one for computer eyes. Learn how to make sure your resume keeps working for you when it is entered into an employer database. Otherwise, a hiring manager may never see it! Get a reality check of the basics:

Visit our Electronic Resumes page
Does Your Resume Have the Electronic Edge? (PDF)

The Art of Writing Job Search Letters, NACE
Article filled with helpful tips and useful samples.

Why Do You Need a Cover Letter?, Excelsior College
Effective writing tips and sample template.

Cover Letters: Types and Samples
Hard copy correspondence and e-mail samples from Virginia Tech

Have a minute to learn some tips?

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The Excelsior College Career Center is pleased to offer EC JobLinks; a FREE online job search database and resume building tool. Available 24/7/365, current students and alumni can access thousands of national and international jobs postings and apply in real time.

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