Resumes & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

What is a CV?

A CV is a detailed document containing relevant information about your academic and professional history. These CV templates can be a helpful framework as you begin developing your own.

Communication Skills: Definitions and Examples

Communication skills involve the effective and efficient transfer of information. Developing communication skills will help in the interview process and on the job.

Soft Skills: Definitions and Examples

Soft skills are the set of behaviors and personality traits you use every day. Highlighting and developing strong soft skills can help you in the job search process and after you find work with a new employer.

Resume Format Guide (with Examples)

Did you know there are three resume format types? Here’s how to determine which type you should use, including a resume format sample for each.

Q&A: Should You Include a Cover Letter?

You should include a cover letter if you have the option. This is your chance to demonstrate what you have to offer, in your own words.

6 Universal Rules for Resume Writing

Learn how to write a resume with these six ground rules, including how to cover the essentials, quantify your accomplishments, and more.

Cover Letter Checklist: What to Review Before You Submit

Double check that you're addressing your cover letter to the right person, use an appropriate greeting, and proofread before you submit your application.

139 Action Verbs to Make Your Resume Stand Out

When writing your resume, avoid using weak or passive verbs. From this list of action verbs, select the words that help you powerfully communicate your achievements.

Interpersonal Skills: Definitions and Examples

Interpersonal skills, also called “people skills, involve communicating and working with others. Here are some examples of interpersonal skills and how you might use them in your career.

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