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Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Essentials for a Resume

The first tools you need as you begin your job search are a stellar, well-written resume and cover letter. This is an employer’s first impression of YOU! Make it the best that it can be especially since employers spend no more than one minute reviewing your cover letter and resume. But don’t let that short length of time fool you – they are able to decide "should I call this person or not"! Here is what they are looking for:
  • Strong Communication 
  • Good Presentation
  • No Spelling Errors

Resume Categories  

  • Skills
  • Education
  • Club Involvement
  • Volunteer Experience

 

Resume Tip Websites

Please click here on the link to view: Writing A Resume That Shouts "Hire Me"!

Please click here on the link to view: Do You Still Need a Cover Letter?

 

Resume Writing Guide

It has all that you need to write a resume that gets noticed. Samples of resumes even by industry!
 Please click here on: resume writing guide

Cover Letters and Why They are Important

Please click here on the link to viewShould You Always Send a Cover Letter?

Please click here on the link to view10 Cover Letter Tips To Make You Irresistible To Employers
 
Please click here on the link to view: Sample Cover Letter
 
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