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Mastering the cover letter...

What is a Cover Letter? (Perdue OWL)

This page provides a down-and-dirty guide to writing cover letters. Here you will find brief answers and lists of what you should include in a cover letter, how to order and format such a letter, and what to do before sending it out. Read more...

How to Write a Cover Letter (The Balance)

Here's all the information you need to write an effective cover letter that will get your application noticed. Read more...

Here are 12 tips your career counselor hasn't told you. (Slate)

The most important one is this: Many young people seem to have no idea how to apply for a job. What I see time after time from young media hopefuls are not the classic no-nos, like misspellings and typos, but what appears to be a fundamental lack of understanding of how to sell oneself to a prospective employer. Read more...

Cover letter examples & tips (Monster)

A lot of job seekers today wonder if a cover letter is still appropriate to send with your resume—and the answer is yes! And just like with your resume, you should make a customized version that talks about how your skills will benefit the particular company that you want to work for, and demonstrate how you have done some research into what the organization's pain points are.  Read more...

Get more help with your cover letter and resume...

Goodwill Westport Career Center

Stop in your local Career Center to get help with your resume!  Goodwill Career Centers help put people to work through a personalized, one-on-one approach. Our Career Center coaches will assist you with preparing for, finding and landing the job you want! All services offered are FREE of charge.

Mastering the resume...

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2017 (Money)

Resume trends change quickly. From head shots to QR codes to company logos, it’s hard to tell which extras will get your application noticed, and which will get you tossed out of the running. Read more...

Resume Examples Listed by Occupation / Industry (The Balance)

Review resume examples listed by occupation, industry and career level, including administrative, banking, business, construction, customer service, education, entry-level, finance, hospitality, management, retail, writing and more examples of resumes for employment.  Read more...

43 Resume Tips That Will Help You Get Hired (The Muse)

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And seriously, one page or two? Read more...

Top 10 resume mistakes to avoid (Monster)

It's deceptively easy to make mistakes on your resume and exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer gets it. So prevention is critical, whether you're writing your first resume or revising it for a mid-career job search. Check out how to write the perfect resume by avoiding these common pitfalls. Read more...

Get experience for your resume...

4 Ways to Gain Job Experiences (fastweb)

Sometimes, you just need to get your foot in the door so you can obtain your first job! Read more...

What to Put on Your Resume When You Have No Relevant Work Experience (The Muse)

Your dream job just got posted, and you’re super excited. There’s just one problem: You literally (and I actually mean literally) have zero relevant work experience. Whether you’re a career changer or a new grad with no internships under your belt, what can you actually put on your resume that makes you look as qualified as possible?  Read more...