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ERIC Number: EJ875437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters
Crosby, Olivia
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v53 n2 p18-29 Sum 2009
Good resumes, applications, and cover letters broadcast one's abilities. They tell employers how one's qualifications match a job's responsibilities. If these critical preliminaries are constructed well, one has a better chance of landing interviews--and, eventually, a job. This article provides some guidelines for creating resumes and cover letters that will help individuals pass the 30-second test and win interviews. The first section, on resumes, describes what information one's resume should contain, how to highlight one's skills for the job he/she wants, and types of resumes. The next section discusses the four parts of a cover letter--salutation, opening, body, and closing. A final section offers suggestions for learning more about resumes and cover letters. ["Resumes, Applications, and Cover Letters" was written with Drew Liming.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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