By Sarah Wright
1. Resume Tutor
Hosted on the University of Minnesota's website, Resume Tutor provides a step-by-step guide to writing a resume that's personalized to your unique strengths and experiences.
Provides an explanation of the typical sections on a resume.
This resume resource also includes information on writing a curriculum vitae, which is usually used in academic contexts like applying for grad school or research positions.
In addition to talking about resumes, this handy guide also includes advice about writing cover letters and follow-up notes.
Are you having trouble finding snappy verbs to describe what you do? This list will help you find the perfect one.
Wondering how long your resume should be, or how far back you should go? This list covers this and other pertinent questions, and also discusses cover letter FAQs.
You can import these templates into Word, making it easier to come up with a final draft.
If Google Docs is more your style, these templates should be of service.
Or, if you prefer LaTeX, this guide should help you take advantage of that program's resume-creation capabilities.
This video guide from North Carolina State University gives good advice for writing a resume that will get attention in a competitive job market.
If you're looking for a quick and to-the-point resume guide, this one-sheet might be helpful.
Those who want to write a resume that's free of bells and whistles should stick to a conventional resume, which is explained point-by-point in this brief guide.
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If you're planning to apply for a job with the federal government, you're going to need to write your resume in a specific format. This PDF from Davenport University will show you how.
Though a lot of the advice you'll find on this guide is standard, the 'How Employers Look at Your Resume' and 'Resume Dos and Don'ts' sections provide some solid advice. You can also find other job-related resources in the sidebar of this page.
This guide also includes advice on printing professional-quality hard copies of your resume.
16. Resume Worksheet
Though you shouldn't use this PDF template from the Free Library of Philadelphia as the final copy of your resume, it may be helpful to get relevant information down on paper as a first draft so you can work it into an appropriate format.
If you have a LinkedIn profile, you can use this tool to turn your profile into a resume.
About.com can be hit or miss, but you're bound to find something of worth among the extensive resume resources compiled on this page.
These resume samples are targeted toward college students and recent college graduates.
If you're looking for an example of a cover letter and resume geared to a specific career, this is a great place to start.
Study.com also has some free resume advice to help your search.