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One of the most important documents you will ever create is your resume. More than just a listing of your employment experiences, your resume is an advertisement for you! In an increasingly competitive hiring environment, your resume needs to stand out. Come to the library to check out  one or more of our many excellent resume books or check into these resume print and online resources.


Elements of Resume Style:  Essential Rules and Eye Opening Advice for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters That Work by Scott Bennett: Taken from the employers perspective, this book offers clear, smart strategies and sound advice for creating resumes that work.

Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark:  Resume guide for people returning to work after an absence.

Knock ‘em Dead Resumes by Martin Yate:  Constantly updated with new editions, this guide demonstrates how to make resumes appealing and eye catching to employers, includes many sample resumes.

Resume Magic by Susan Britton Whitcomb: One of the most popular resume guides, Whitcomb shows how to magically transform resumes from average to outstanding with hundreds of before and after examples. 

Other resume titles available from the library can be found here:

The Damn Good Resume site: Yana Parker, the writer of the damn good resumes series has a site with sample resumes, tips and a link to the “Job Lounge” where you can email questions relating to resumes.
Quintessential Careers links to free resume writing and resume strategy resources on the web. one of the leading job searching site, has a section devoted to resume writing.
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab provides a online workshop to create a resume, using hyperlinks to provide detailed explanations of each section.

A free and feature-rich online resume building tool, allows users to create resume online by filling a few forms, format resume in 2-3 clicks (pick a template, select font etc.), and download a neatly formatted resume in multiple formats. Resume samples, resume tutorial, and context-sensitive resume writing tips are also provided.
Expert-driven guide to writing the perfect resume.
uptowork - free career resources and online resume builder