Resumes & Cover Letters

Writing and formatting tips to make your application stand out.

What is a CV? preview image

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.

Resume Format Guide (with Examples)  preview image

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.

6 Universal Rules for Resume Writing preview image

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

139 Action Verbs to Make Your Resume Stand Out preview image

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 preview image

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.

Q&A: Should You Include a Cover Letter? preview image

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.

Communication Skills: Definitions and Examples preview image

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

Cover Letter Checklist: What to Review Before You Submit preview image

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

Soft Skills: Definitions and Examples preview image

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.

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