Résumé & Cover Letter Writing

Here you’ll find guidelines for creating a solid résumé and a tailored cover letter. For industry-specific advice, be sure to check out the Career Communities. When you’ve got a draft of your résumé or cover letter completed, make an appointment through Handshake to go over your document(s) with a CLS adviser.

The Pros and Cons of a Video Resume

The Pros and Cons of a Video Resume

A video resume is a high risk / high reward job search tactic.

It is a supplemental approach that is increasingly welcomed by major employers (many of whom use video questions as part …

By Resume.io
Use professional field-tested resume templates that follow the exact "resume rules" employers look for. Easy to use and done within minutes!
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Résumé Builder: Virtual Experiences with Forage

Students: Are you seeking to build skills over a school break (or even a weekend)? You can engage in free, short virtual work experiences through Forage. Committing just a few hours can help you to better understand career pathways, build …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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Capital One Recruiters’ 5 Resume Tips for Students

It’s time to boil down your college experience into a one-page document that sells who you are to a stranger. Where do you list your major? How do you summarize your invigorating internship or great part-time job? What kind of …

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30-Minute Resume Refresh

Taught by Sho Dewan
Your resume should evolve as you do in your career. Learn how to quickly revamp the look and content of…

Writing a Resume

Taught by Stacey Gordon
View Stacey’s LinkedIn Newsletter Finding a great job starts with writing a great resume, one that speaks to your personal…

Designing a Resume for Creatives

Taught by Ina Saltz
Whether you’re a recent college grad or a seasoned professional, your resume is the most important career document in your…

Cover Letter Tips

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters offer job seekers an opportunity to explain how their education, skills, and experiences line up directly with the…

Writing a Cover Letter

Taught by Jenny Foss
Cover letters matter. When done right, they spell out clearly who you are, what you have to offer, and—most importantly—why…

Find Your Dream Job: Interview Techniques and Resume Writing

Taught by Chris Croft
View Chris’s LinkedIn Newsletter Find your dream job. This course is for people who want to be excited to go…

Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

Taught by Jenny Foss
Job seekers typically understand that there’s some sort of digital barrier standing between them and the jobs they see advertised…

How to Highlight Your Job Skills

Taught by Chris Taylor
There are many skills that people possess in order to do their jobs successfully and competently. You have skills you…

Nano Tips for Writing a Resume with Sho Dewan

Taught by Sho Dewan
Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds. In this installment, learn…

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