How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter

Learning how best to add experiences to your resume, and write a compelling cover letter is a necessary component of the job search process.  Find resources here to help guide you.

3 Easily Fixable Things Your Cover Letter And Resume Are Not Doing

For a successful time-effective job search, you need to have both an excellent resume and an excellent cover letter.

While most employers do not require you to send a cover letter, sending one after all might only speak to your …

By Andjela Milenkovic - Ivy Exec
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7 Verbs Leaders Need on Their Resumes

It can be difficult to summarize your leadership expertise on your resume. What’s the best way to describe your leadership style without sounding as though you’re bragging? Are certain verbs more effective than others? Which words do human resources professionals want to …

By Deborah Sweeney via Fairygodboss - Firsthand
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How to Write a Cover Letter | 10 Tips for Getting Noticed

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The. Dreaded. Cover. Letter.

We all hope to find ways to stand out during our job search, and how best to convey “I’m perfect for this job!” to prospective employers. We also know that taking the …

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Resume | Action Words

Action verbs are those little extra words that make sentences explode with energy. And when it comes to your résumé, …

CV | Downloadable Layout

Did you know that CV stands for Curriculum Vitae? That means your life’s work. This format, similar to the resume, …

Resume | Downloadable Layout

When it comes to building a resume from scratch, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the details you should …

Cover Letter | Tips by Dr. Allison Fraiberg
Job Search Cover Letter Tips

Here are some tips for crafting vibrant cover letters that will captivate hiring managers during …

Accomplishment Statements

Employers aren’t interested in your previous responsibilities. They want to know what you accomplished, the outcome, and the results of …

CV | Useful Tips
What is a CV?

CV stands for Curriculum Vitae which is Latin for course of life. Note: “vitae” (vee-tie or …

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