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.

20 Tips on How to Write a Resume

20 Tips on How to Write a Resume

When you come to write a resume, you need to spend more than the two minutes that you spend reading this article to research your approach. While we have created these 20 …

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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How to Write a Scholarship Thank You Letter

How to Write a Scholarship Thank You Letter

When you receive that long-coveted scholarship it is easy to lose yourself in a haze of relief and celebration, but before your thoughts turn towards college or university preparations there is one …

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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45 Rare Action Verbs for Your Resume (with Examples)

When you outline an accomplishment on your resume, why use a bland (and often meaningless) adjective when you can deploy a powerful action verb to add some depth?

Thoughtful action verbs can bring a resume to life.

Especially when your …

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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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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