ACADEMIC RESOURCES FOR BUSINESS & RESUME WRITING
Tips for writing effective and personalized cover letters. Good explanations of what to consider when planning how to write your cover letter.
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.
Information on different types of cover letters, including helpful samples with explanations of formatting.
Thorough descriptions of resumes and vitae, including their purpose, samples of formats, and suggestions for content.
Tips and ideas for resume design. Good suggestions with helpful examples.
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
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.
Very useful information about writing different types of business letters. Includes specific tips on grammar and style.
San Francisco State’s Career Center
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).