Resumes & Cover Letters

Creating a compelling resume and cover letter can be tough, but you don’t have to do it alone. The library has software and resources to guide you through the process, and our staff are always available to give you pointers so you can nab the interview and be well on your way to collecting a paycheck.

Resumes

Statistics show that the average time employers spend looking at a resume is 6 seconds. Access library resources for advice on how to maximize the power of your resume.

The library has WinWay Resume Deluxe software installed on several computers in our Media Room, and also on two computers in the Jobs and Careers Neighborhood. WinWay has over 14,000 resume examples, a built-in editor to find and correct mistakes, automatically creates cover letters, contains interview simulation videos, and allows you to print, fax, upload or e-mail your resume and cover letter in compatible formats for most online job applications.

Cover Letters

Cover letters are becoming more and more vital to the job search process. They should be limited to one page, highlight your qualifications, while at the same time letting the employer know that you have done some homework about their company. Cover letters can be somewhat less formal than the resume, and so they can highlight more of your personality and qualifications for a specific job.

Internet Resources

  • Career Builder 
    Features many current job listings, resume building and more.
  • Monster.com 
    Everything the job seeker will need, from resume writing to job listings.
  • Hloom
    Over 200 Microsoft resume templates free to download.
  • CollegeGrad.com
    Job search site for college students and recent graduates. Information on job searching, writing resumes, cover letters, interview techniques and relocation advice.
  • CareerIgniter.com
    Free resume builder will help you create a professional resume that you can save to your computerAlso has a job search feature.

Booklist

Find books and more in the Jobs and Careers Neighborhood in the West Wing of the library.


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