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Resumes are your first, best shot for getting your foot in the door. And therein lies the awful beauty of constructing killer resumes and cover letters. No stress. Sure.

But sturdy construction of a good resume and cover letter can be learned just like any other skill. Build the pieces up to a complete, impressive package and you'll leave prospective employers wondering how they've gone on so long without you.

Check out our guide to some of the best adice for learning more about easing your way into (or back into) the job market with expert tips & advice, resume tutorials, samples, examples, and more compelling evidence that you are, indeed, your resume and cover letter...


Resume Success Factors - What Exactly Is a Resume Anyway?

put your best face forward

Ah, "the resume". If you've ever written one you know what a challenging task it can be. You know you're good—really good. The problem, though, is that you are struggling to demonstrate just how good you are on paper ....

Resume Cover Letters - Your Chance to Impress

resume cover letter

To avoid having your resume sink in this sea of paper, it’s important to write a cover letter that stands out from the crowd and makes a good first impression. Here's how ....

Say Thanks for the Interview

thank you note

Schmooze or lose. Find out how to get ahead of the pack with job hunting etiquette tips that will get you noticed (and just may result in the job of your dreams) starting with a simple "thank you"....

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Monster: Resume - The monster resource from a leading online employment center offering free resources, interactive tools and how to's on mastering the resume, dos and don'ts, resume components and samples, and related message board for further reading or posting questions.

Resume Guide - Career Services at Princeton University - This is an extensive guide to resume essentials as well as brainstorming, what to include, sample resumes, tips on electronic and international submissions and guides to submitting your resume for fellowships, scholarships and graduate school.

Cover Letter Guide - How to write the 'sales pitch' cover letter with basic rules and techniques, hints and tips on the lead line, the main body and the closer, along with a cover letter template, samples for different types of cover letters and the follow-up thank you letter.

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