Letters and Resumes : A Pathfinder
Many times your cover letter and resume open the door to an
interview. Cover letters must be crafted so that they spark an interest in
the person who reads it—among all of the others that they receive. The cover
letter should address the needs of the company and identify some of the
corresponding talents of the applicant. The resources listed below will help
get you started in creating an outstanding cover letter and resume. The
resources listed below are available in the library and online. The terms
and phrases listed in the subject headings below can be used to search for
more materials in the library's catalog and research databases. If you need
further assistance, please ask a librarian.
Cover Letter Guide
Brief instructional on writing cover letters with sample letters for you to
Cover Letters, Etc., Monster Resume Center
Offers articles, tips, and information on all aspects of writing cover
The First and Best Cover Letters on the Internet, CareerLab
Features 200 free cover letters to use in your job hunt.
Cover Letters that Knock ‘Em Dead, rev. ed. by Martin John Yate.
Holbrook, MA: Adams Pub, 1992. RTC Library Call Number: 650.14
Shows you how to create a compelling cover letter that will land you the
interviews that you want.
175 High-Impact Cover Letters, by
Richard H. Beatty. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1992. RTC Library Call
Number: 650.14 BEATTY 1992
Includes step-by-step instructions and many samples. Covers the five
different types of cover letters: employer broadcast letters, search firm
broadcast letters, advertising response letters, networking cover letters,
and resume letters.
Monster Resume Center
Offers resume tips by industry, dos, don'ts, and dilemmas.
How to choose a resume format, what to include, plus sample resumes.
The 90-minute Resume,
2nd ed. by Peggy Schmidt. Princeton, NJ : Peterson's Guides, 1992. RTC
Library Call Number: 650.14 SCHMIDT 1992n
A guide to putting a quality resume
Blue Collar and Beyond: Resumes for Skilled Trades and Services
by Yana Parker. Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c1995. RTC
Library Call Number: 650.140236 PARKER 1995b
This book gives over 130 examples of resumes in such fields as automotive,
construction, electronics, plus help dealing with tricky resume issues.
The Damn Good Resume Guide: A Crash Course in Resume Writing,
4th ed. by Yana Parker. Berkelye, CA : Ten Speed Press, 2002. RTC Library
Call Number: 650.14 PARKER 2002
This book covers all aspects of resume and cover letter writing: resume
formats, summarizing your qualifications and work history, writing
objectives and cover letters.
Expert Resumes for Manufacturing Careers, by
Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, 2002.
RTC Library Call Number: 650.142 ENELOW 2002
This offers samples of resumes for skilled and unskilled laborers, craftsmen
,and executives in the manufacturing sector.
Resumes for the Health Care Professional by Kim
Marino. New York : Wiley, 2000. RTC Library Call Number: 610.69
This offers samples of resumes for health care professionals - including
nurses, technicians, therapists, and dietitians.
Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples, reprint ed. by Yana
Parker. 1988. Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, 1996.
Call Number: 610.14 PARKER 1988
Includes sample resumes for adaptation or inspiration. Cover all levels of
experience and a wide range of careers.
Resumes that Knock ‘Em Dead,
3rd ed. by Martin John Yate.
Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corp, 1998.
RTC Library Call Number: 650.14 YATE-MA 1998r
Shows you how to create a compelling resume that will land you the
interviews that you want.
Washington - Washington State website listing employment opportunities
in the public and private sectors. http://www.wa.gov/esd/employment.html
NW Classfieds - Job
openings listed in the Seattle Times. http://classifieds.nwsource.com/jobs/
South Sound Classified -
Job openings listed in Tacoma and south Puget Sound papers. http://www.southsoundjobs.com/
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Last updated: 11/30/11