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Resumes, Curriculum Vitae, and Cover Letters: Home

Whether you're searching for an academic or non-academic position, use this guide to discover more about creating the most effective resumes, curriculum vitae and cover letters.

What's In This Guide

Use the tabs above or the links below to navigate this guide. And remember, Help! is only a click away!

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How to Use this Guide

Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to resources for resumes and cover letters. Use the links in the table of contents or tabs at the top of the page to locate print and online resources that will help you to create the most effective resumes and cover letters.

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

Good luck with your research!

Resume Help from the Career Education Center

The Simmons Career Education Center should be your first stop for help with writing a resume.

Career Toolkit: Write a Resume

  • The Simmons Career Education Center provides an overview of resume writing, including handouts, sample resumes and FAQs. In addition, you can make an appointment to have a career counselor critique your resume. The counselors will help you format your resume, arrange the content to your greatest advantage, and even tailor it to a specific job description.

Resume Dos and Don'ts

From SpartanCareer at Michigan State University, this video provides a brief but pointed overview of the dos and don'ts of creating compelling resumes.