Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter


This site is intended for children, but the simple language allows you to focus on the main goal: to write a great resume! You can fill out a resume template to save or print or just check out the tips for a great break-down of each section of a resume.

Workshops on resume writing have been held in the Lab. Check out Kristin's and Marie's power points for some tips on resume writing.

Here are some other resources for resume writing:
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
University of California, San Diego
UCSD You Tube Video

The Career Center at Miramar College offers free resume critiques on a walk-in basis. Just bring a draft of your resume!

Cover Letters
A teacher from Columbia University has put together the DOs and DONTs of cover letter writing. The handout focuses on applying to educational jobs, but the main ideas presented are useful when applying to any job. The site provides sample letters as well as explanations of each component you should include in your cover letter.

Purdue OWL also offers useful information on how to write job application letters, thank you and follow up letters, as well as effective acceptance and rejection letters

Letter Templates
Download Microsoft's free templates. There are templates for any kind of letter you could think to write including medical letters, personal letters, academic letters, employment letters, and much more!

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