Write Interview Winning Cover Letters and Resumes

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Are you ready to apply for a job? For most professional positions, you'll need to do more than fill out a job application or email a resume. It's not enough to just send in your cover letter and resume - you need to make sure the two documents have written so that they'll get you an interview. After all, winning an interview is your main goal when you apply for a job.

If you take the time to tailor your resume for each job you apply for, and you write a targeted cover letter that shows the employer why you're a strong match for the job, you will increase the odds of getting selected for an interview.

It's worth investing the time to show the hiring manager that you've got the qualifications they are looking for. You can match your qualifications to the job by following a few simple steps.

Ready to get started? Find writing tips for your resume, cover letter, and curriculum vitae, as well as sample resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters. Plus, find advice for every step or of your job application and help with all your job search correspondence. Taken together, all this information will have you write an interview-winning cover letter and resume that will impress the employer.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letter Writing Guide
This guide will take you through the steps required to writing effective resumes and cover letters, including worksheets, resume samples, cover letters samples, skills lists, content, appearance, and a proofreading checklist.

Review Resume, Cover Letter, and CV Samples
Review our collection of free sample resumes, cover letters, curriculum vitae, resignation letters, thank you letters, letters to accept, or decline a new job, and more career-related letters you can use for your job search correspondence.

Getting a glimpse at these examples will help you craft your own successful letters and resume. Use the samples as a starting point for your own job hunting communications.

Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
A typo or a grammatical error in a letter, a resume, or in a job application can be enough to knock you out of contention for a job.

Here are some of the most common errors job applicants make and how to avoid them. 

Learn how to write a perfect resume for your job search, with this step-by-step guide for creating a professional resume.

Where to Find Resume Writing Help
Do you need resume help? Writing a resume is hard work and it's important to get help, or at least have your resume reviewed, before you send it to employers. Here's more information on where to find free or low-cost resume writing help.

Cover Letters
Discover how to write an effective cover letter: find details on the different types of cover letters and how to format them. Plus, see samples of every type of cover letter.

Curriculum Vitae
Why, when, and how to use a CV. Find out if you should be using a CV to apply for jobs instead of a resume.

Professional Letter Examples
Do you want to inquire about a job opening? Are you unsure how to accept or decline a position? Need to send a networking letter? Get tips on sending these types of letters and other job search correspondence.

Thank You Letters

Thank You Letters
Find out when you need to send a thank you letter, and what details to include in your note. Browse through sample thank you letters and other job search correspondence.

Job Applications and Portfolios

Job Applications
Everything you need to know to complete an employment application, including how to apply for jobs online, via email, and in person. Includes samples, examples, and advice on the best way to apply.

An online portfolio provides a way to reveal your credentials to the world. It allows you to package the best evidence of your candidacy for employment such as your resume, artwork, reports, lesson plans, transcripts, certifications, articles, letters, and more.


Find out how to provide references if you're asked for them, as well as how to request that someone be a reference for you. Read answers to common questions about reference checks, and find sample reference and recommendation letters.