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Career Guidance Resources: 4. Resumes

Career Guidance for Merritt

Resume Writing eBooks available through the Library

Books on Resume Writing

How to write better resumes and cover letters

This title is a good introduction to resumes.  If it's currently checked out, ask the staff at the loan desk to place a hold on this title.

Search the Merritt Library book collection and ebook collection. 

 Search tips:

Enter the Keyword resume or resumes.

Or, change the search key to Call Number, enter HF5383 and click "Search."

Resume and cover letter writing  books   HF5383 .N62 1994, can be found under this call number.

Streaming Videos on Writing Resumes

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FILMS ON DEMAND lets you stream a number of short informative videos on the topic of  resume writing.    

Finding a Job 

  This 13 minutes streaming video consists of 4 parts:

  1. Networking to Get a Job (03:22)
  2. Resumes: Mistakes to Avoid (03:14)
  3. Resumes and Cover Letters: What to Include (03:01)
  4. The Winning Resume (01:46)

Web Resumes

  From the film:

      "Web resumes are shorter, hard-hitting, memorable, and searchable on the internet."

        27 minutes

  The Ideal Resume  (22 minutes)

      This streaming video is made up of 6 segments:

  1. Purposes and Types of Resume (04:18)
  2. Work Experience on a Resume (02:18)
  3. Skills Resume (02:57)
  4. Combination Resume (04:10)
  5. Cover Letters (03:22)
  6. Resume Quality and the Internet (01:59)

  Ten Commandments of Resumes

  1. Package Yourself Effectively (01:49)
  2. Inspire and Excite the Employer (03:07)
  3. Choose a Resume Style (02:47)
  4. Provide a Job Objective Statement (03:20)
  5. Research the Job (02:26)
  6. Summarize Your Qualifications (02:58)
  7. Package Your Resume (03:29)
  8. Network Your Resume (02:58)
  9. Follow Up With Potential Employers (02:29)
  10. Send a Cover Letter With the Resume (03:12)

A Good Cover Letter is a Must Have

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