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JobStar Recommends for Great Resumes
150 Templates - 800 Sample Elements

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Selected Resume Resources on the Web

There are hundreds of willing resume advisers on the Web. Check Yahoo's collection of resume resources and commercial resume services for a large slice.

Electra is looking for resume guidance that is as good as, if not better, than that found in the resume books in your local library. Resources whose point of view is experienced, knowledgeable and not geared towards selling a product.

General Tips for Everyone:

Susan Ireland's Online Resume Writing Workshop
Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume, offers tips (and over 50 samples) for solving problems in every section of the resume.

Resume Tips for Everyone
Yana Parker's great resume advice: 5 Concepts for Powerful, Effective Resumes and 10 Steps in Creating Damn Good Resumes.

Preparing Your Resume for the Internet and Posting it Online
Margaret Riley Dikel's step-by-step guide to creating an "Internet Ready" resume.

Student Resume No-Nos
From CSU Chico's Career Center: a four minute video that will help anyone survive that first resume screening.

Resume Writing - Special Situations
Massachusetts Division of Employment & Training outlines tips (with sample resumes) for handling situations such as career changing, employment gaps, disabilities, homemakers returning to work, incarceration and self-employment work history (in .pdf format.)

JobStar Recommends for Great Resumes
150 Templates - 800 Sample Elements

Your First Job:

Your Resume Guide
University of Missouri guide for adults (not necessarily college graduates) preparing to write a resume for the first time.

How to Uncover Your Special Skills and Talents
An online section of Yana Parker's "A Self-Help Quiz for Adults with Little or No Paid Work History."

Putting Volunteer Work on Your Resume
Impact Online article offers great tips on using your volunteer experience to get a paying job.

Getting Started Creating Your Resume
Edmonds Community College guide to writing the resume from first draft to developing accomplishment statements.

Spanish Speakers:

Resume Help for Spanish Language speakers: Learn how  - in Spanish - to write a great resume in English at
Ayuda de CV para gente hispana: Aprenda en español como escribir un buen CV en inglés; vaya a

Recent Graduates:

Sample Resumes by Format and Major
JobWeb offers sample resumes for new college graduates.

Resume Workshop
An introductory guide from Purdue University.

Resume Format & Content
Guidance and samples from California Institute of Technology.

Guide to Resume Writing
A quick guide to writing an effective resume from JobWeb and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Electronic Resumes:

[See also: JobStar's Electronic Resume section.]

Deliver a Perfect Electronic Resume
Just a few guidelines to keep in mind from WetFeet.

The Online Job Application: The Riley Guide
Simple to follow instructions for various kinds of Internet and electronic resumes and issues related to scanning.

Federal Job Seekers:

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site
From creating a resume to finding specific jobs, this is a one-stop site for federal jobs.

How to Write a Federal Resume
Tips on writing federal resumes and KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) from George Mason University.

Resume and KSA Tips from USAJOBS.
Tips and a link to the USAJOBS Resume Builder. Also see Glossary of Federal Terms.

Technical Job Titles:

Creating Your Technical Resume
From Edmunds Community College: guidelines and examples of technical skills sections of resumes.

A Guide to Effective Resume Writing
From the publishers of Contract Employment Weekly. Includes a section on formatting an electronic resume.

Technical Resume
Guide to Preparing a Technical Resume from Harvey Mudd College.