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Writing Skills for Job Seekers
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A one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this indispensable online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay. An in-depth grammar section defines grammatical terms and gives examples of use, while another section explores writing style.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
From the University of Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL), there are many resources to improve your writing skills including sample resumes and cover letters,
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Fill in the forms and format yourr resume in two to three clicks by choosing a template and selecting their formatting options. Upon completion, users can download a neatly formatted resume in a variety of styles and formats. In addition to the resume building tool, GotResumeBuilder.com also features a resume tutorial, resume samples, and context-sensitive resume writing tips.
Sample Resumes & Cover Letters
Overview of resume styles, with links to further resources
Help My Resume
Free assistance geared to people seeking entry-level positions with major employers
University of Minnesota Resume Tutor
Resume Tutor!© provides step-by-step instructions for building and formatting your resume
Resumes, Cover Letters, CV's
Links to other sites and resources from the Riley Guide.
A collection of over 70+ free resume examples from our professional writing partners and sample cover letters plus other job search tools.
Helping Experience Work @50+
A resume writing guide from AARP (pdf 16 pages)
Free Sample Resumes
Access templates and over 200 examples of resumes for a wide variety of positions
Consultant William S. Frank offers examples of cover letters
Quintessential Careers provides a collection best cover letter tools, expert advice, tips, and resources, including articles, tutorials, quizzes, and samples -- at no charge.
The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style
This authoritative survey of English usage, grammar, and style offers guidance on almost any writing problem imaginable. Arranged in a single, easy-to-use A-Z list, the guide's entries include examples and quotations that show not only correct and incorrect usage but also the relative effectiveness of different expressions in context.
Good Word Guide
Modern communications are breaking down distinctions between formal and informal English, raising ever more questions as to how to speak and write correctly. This fully updated edition of the bestselling Good Word Guide offers information and advice on spelling, grammar, punctuation, pronunciation, confusables and the latest buzzwords, and provides clear, straightforward answers to everyday language problems.