ERIC Number: ED230238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
How to Write Effective Resumes and Cover Letters.
Nienkamp, Roger L.
This guide to writing effective resumes and cover letters to employers first emphasizes the value of writing skills in job hunting, and explains what a resume is and why it is important. Next, steps to undertake in preparing to write a resume are reviewed including developing a personal inventory sheet to help determine facts to include in the resume. Next, the guide indicates the information that should be included in a resume, i.e., a heading, personal data, employment objective, education and work experience, miscellaneous or part-time work details, reasons for leaving previous jobs, military service, and references. Advice is then offered on the appropriate length and appearance of a resume, and different types of resumes are discussed, including chronological and functional resumes, and those for beginners and recent graduates. A number of suggestions are then provided to make the resume more effective, and items that should not be included are specified. Finally, phrases and terms for describing abilities and a resume checklist are presented. A variety of sample resumes and letters of inquiry and application are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.