Resumes & Cover Letters


Statistics show that the average time employers spend looking at a resume is 6 seconds. So, it is worth accessing some resources for advice on how to maximize the power of your own resume.

The library has WinWay Resume Deluxe software installed on several computers in our Media Room, and also on the 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.

Below are some great online and print resources available through TSCPL.

Internet Resources

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

These books are available for check-out in the Library’s Jobs and Careers Neighborhood in the West Wing of the Library:

Resumes & Cover Letters