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.

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Your First Job

Applying for your first job can be intimidating. Luckily, there’s a way to significantly improve your chances of getting hired: including a cover letter in your application whether it’s required or not. Doing so shows a level of professionalism that …

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Seven Formatting Tips to Polish Your Résumé

At the CLS we see résumés in all stages of development. If you’re just getting started, follow this sample résumé to develop your document. Above all, strive for non-fussy and consistent formatting. If you’ve got a résumé-in-progress, here are a …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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7 Essential Tips on How to Format a Cover Letter

7 Essential Tips on How to Format a Cover Letter

When you come to writing one of the most important letters in your life, you may need a few ground rules to help you to get started with the format …

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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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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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