Resume & cover letter resources
General guidance and advice:
Jobstar shows examples of different types of resumes - find out which type is best for you. The site also provides samples of cover letters and links to outside resources.
Quintessential Careers Resume Resources
Great site listing the fundamentals of a good resume or vita with samples and tips. It also provides advice on creating scannable resumes as well as links to other resources.
This is a great guide to creating an electronic resume that's searchable and compatible with email while protecting your privacy.
Microsoft Word, which is available on the computers in the Library's computer lab, has a built-in "Resume Wizard". The Resume Wizard asks for your contact information and the headings you'd like to include on your resume, then creates an outline. To access the Resume Wizard:
1. open Microsoft Word
2. click on the "File" menu
3. select "New"
4. Under Available Templates....look for Resumes and Cover Letters.
Resume banks (Look for the "Post a Resume" link):
Choosing a resume bank
How to choose a safe site for posting your resume (information about you) online.
Web sites where you can post your resume online for free:
Salary information and negotiation
Glass Door - An inside guide to jobs and companies.
Jobstar's Guide to Salary Surveys - Links to general and industry-specific salary surveys on the Web.
Salary.com - The salary wizard tells you what you should be making based on your job category and city. It also shows the U.S. national average. The site also has a salary advice section that's very complete.