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ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS & RESUME WRITING

 

Cover Letters

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_applettr.html

Tips for writing effective and personalized cover letters. Good explanations of what to consider when planning how to write your cover letter.

 

http://resume.monster.com/coverletter/coverletters/

Great description of why a cover letter is important and how to use it to make a good first impression. Useful explanations of what a cover letter is, the “anatomy” of a cover letter, and rules of cover letter writing.

 

http://www.career.vt.edu/JobSearchGuide/CoverLettersamples.html

Information on different types of cover letters, including helpful samples with explanations of formatting.

 

Resumes

 

http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/ResumeGuide/Index.html

Thorough descriptions of resumes and vitae, including their purpose, samples of formats, and suggestions for content.

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/p_resdesign.html

Tips and ideas for resume design. Good suggestions with helpful examples.

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/543/02/

Very useful list of strong specific verbs to use to describe your skills and past experiences on your resume. Lots of options!

 

Comprehensive Business Writing and Resume Site

 

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/

Clearly organized information on different types of business writing. Includes sections on resumes, application and employment letters, letters and memos, and reports. Very comprehensive site for general business writing.

 

http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/business.html

Very useful information about writing different types of business letters. Includes specific tips on grammar and style.

 

San Francisco State’s Career Center

 

http://www.sfsu.edu/~career/

Information about the Career Center’s services and events. Includes access to job searching and Monstertrak (you must be registered as a student to use these services).

 

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