Resumes & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

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Guide to Writing a Professional CV

Learn about using a professional CV when hunting for a job, including what a CV is, when to use a one instead of a resume and tips for creating an effective CV that will get you noticed by hiring managers.

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The Best Fonts for Your Resume

Learn how to choose a professional resume font that can pass resume scanning software, and read tips for using fonts to make a great impression on hiring managers.

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How to Include Character Traits in a Resume

Certain character traits and personal attributes can stand out to an employer. Learn about the top character traits employers are looking for and how to demonstrate them in your resume.

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How to Format a Cover Letter

Learn how to properly format a cover letter and review an example to ensure you create a cover letter that attracts a hiring manager's attention.

The Ultimate Guide to Functional Resumes preview image
The Ultimate Guide to Functional Resumes

A functional resume can be very helpful, especially if you are new to employment or have an employment gap. This document is very simple to develop but goes a long way in pitching you to prospective employers.

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How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?

Learn how long your cover letter should be, and read some tips and steps for ensuring your cover letter is the right length.

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How To Address A Cover Letter (With Examples)

Learn how to address your cover letter in various situations, including when you don't know the recipient's name and when you're sending your cover letter via email.

8 Powerful Ways to Start a Cover Letter (With Examples) preview image
8 Powerful Ways to Start a Cover Letter (With Examples)

Learn seven different ways to start a cover letter, and read some tips to make sure employers want to read the rest of your cover letter.

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Writing a Cover Letter (With Tips and Examples)

Cover letters are an important part of the job application process. Learn how to write a cover letter that will increase your chances of successfully applying for an open job position.

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