Resume and Cover Letter Guide (2011)

This booklet, a revies version of a document published in 2011, offers a detailed guide for preparing two key components of a job search, the resumé and the cover letter.

The authors explain that resumés can be functional, also known as skills-based; chronological, providing a history of where and when the applicant worked; or a combination of both. Samples of each type are provided.

The document includes tips on what information to include; improving the appearance of a resumé; selecting strong verbs to describe work experience; and finding people to provide references. There is also a section on transferable skills and employability skills.

The authors provide guidelines for preparing a cover letter to include with a resumé, noting that the cover letter should be tailored to the specific job being sought. There are samples of various types of cover letters.

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