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Resume and CV Resources and Tools for Job-Seekers


All the very best free resume-writing and resume-strategy resources and tools for job-seekers.


What follows is a collection of the best resume writing, editing, and strategy resources on the Web -- for all types of job-seekers in all job-search situtations. If you need help writing and editing your resume or curriculum vitae (CV), take advantage of all the professional resume-writing resouces, tools, and samples we offer on this site.


Quintessential Careers Free High-Quality Resume and CV Samples


Free Sample Resumes (and Cover Letters) for Executive and Senior-Level Professionals -- some examples of professionally-developed executive and senior-level resumes... and cover letters.


Real New College Grad Resume and Cover Letter Samples -- A large collection of real, high-quality new college grad resume and cover letter samples for helping college students and new grads improve your job, internship, grad-school search.


Sample Curriculum Vitas -- where you'll find a growing selection of sample Web-based vitas (CVs) as well as some international CVs in pdf.


Sample Professionally Developed Resumes for Job-Seekers -- check out these free professionally produced sample resumes if you're interested in getting some ideas and guidelines for your own resume. In pdf format.


Sample Web Resumes for Job-Seekers -- where you'll find a large selection of free sample Web-based resumes.


Quintessential Careers Expert Resume and CV Articles


Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes -- a professional resume writer shows you how to avoid/fix the 10 most common resume mistakes that can hurt your job-search job success.


FAKTSA: An Easy Acronym for Remembering Key Resume Enhancers -- learn about Focus, Appearance, Keywords, Transferrable Skills, Accomplishments in improving your resume.


Five Top Trends for Executive Resumes -- developing an interview-generating executive resume is about differentiating yourself from others competing for same jobs. Here are 5 trends to use to stand out.


Frequently Asked Questions About Resumes: The Complete Resume FAQ -- a complete compendium on all things resumes, including answers to 55 of the most frequently job-seeker asked questions about resumes.


Frequently Asked Resume Questions: A Resume FAQ for College Students and New Graduates -- answers the 12 most frequently asked college student, new grad questions about preparing resumes.


Fundamentals of a Good Resume Page -- a quick and easy-to-follow template for writing a chronlogical resume, with links to other types of resumes and other key resume-writing resources.


How to Get Started on Your Resume: A Five-Step Primer for College Students and Recent College Grads. Perfect how-to solution for college students and recent grads struggling to develop a resume.


How to Get Started on Your Resume: A Five-Step Primer for Established Job-seekers and Career-Changers. A how-to article for job-seekers, career-changers who need to create, revamp resume and don't know how to start.


How to Handle a Gap in Your Job History -- don't let an employment gap hurt your career job-search. Learn how to handle a gap.


How to Write a Great Resume: A Short Guide for Job-Seekers -- a quick and easy 10-step guide for assisting job-seekers in writing your resume.


New Grads Must Dig Deeper to Beef Up Skimpy Resumes -- college students and new grads can learn how to add depth to your resumes by examining all your relevants experiences.


Polish Your Resume Like a Pro: Tips Any Job-Seeker Can Use -- take steps to improve your resume with tips professional resume writers use to polish resumes of clients.


Preparing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) -- the resume for scientists and academics; includes tips, resources, books, and samples.


Your Job-Search Resume Needs a Focal Point: How Job-Seekers Can Add Focus to Resumes -- keys to developing a more focused -- and more successful -- resume.


Resumes Do's and Don'ts -- a key collection of critical rules dealing with resume preparation and writing.


The Scoop on Resume Length: How Many Pages Should Your Resume Be? -- deals with the one question all job-seekers face... how many pages are acceptable for your resume. The answer may surprise you.


Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume's Effectiveness -- this article, a preview of a chapter from the book, Words to Get Hired By: The Jobseeker's Quintessential Lexicon of Powerful Words and Phrases for Resumes and Cover Letters, the first e-book published by Quintessential Careers Press, is all about the potential benefit to job-seekers who use the "correct" keywords in your resume and cover letter.


Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Resume -- ten tips to help you tweak your resume into a nicer, cleaner, more readable resume, thus clearing the path to more potential job interviews.



Want more resume articles? Find even more of our resume articles in this section of Quintessential Careers: Job Search Correspondence (Resumes and Cover Letters) Articles.


Quintessential Careers Comprehensive Resume Tutorial


Resume Tutorial -- actually tutorials. This site offers a detailed resume tutorial for beginners as well as a "lite" version for job-seekers who just need to do some fine-tuning on your resumes.


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Applicant Tracking System Tools for Job-Seekers -- articles, blog posts, and tools to help job-seekers conquer ATS, gain additional job interviews.


Quintessential Careers Resume Quizzes for Students, Job-Seekers, Career-Changers


Resume Quizzes for Job-Seekers -- four great tools. How strong is your resume? Put it to the test! And while you're at it, test your resume strategy skills as well! Resume-writing quizzes are available for entry-level/new grad job-seekers, career-changers, and experienced job-seekers.


Quintessential Careers Executive Resume Writing and Job Search Techniques


Executive Resume Writing and Job Search Techniques -- the latest section of Quintessential Careers designed to aid executive job-seekers.


Quintessential Careers Resume Tools


Could You Benefit from a Professional Resume Writer? An Assessment for Job-seekers -- a great tool to help you judge whether you need the services of a professional resume writer.


Resume Critique Worksheet -- before you apply for that next job, take the time to critique your resume on these critical criteria.


Job-Seeker Career and Job-Search Worksheets -- worksheets to develop and strengthen your cover letters and resumes.


Job-Search Resume Books, a hand-picked collection of the most useful resume books for students and job-seekers, in association with Amazon Books.


Quintessential Careers Press Resume E-book


The Quintessential Guide to Surefire Resumes for New Graduates and Other Entry-Level Candidates. This free Quintessential Careers Press e-book provides seven chapters that will help you pack punch into your resume and cover letter and then gives you two chapters of tools -- worksheets and samples to guide you to applying what you've learned from the book to creating surefire career-marketing documents.


Quintessential Careers Resume Writing Tips


Critical Resume Tips: Key Resume Writing Advice -- a no-cost collection of resume writing related tips and strategies designed to help all job-seekers -- from entry-level to career-changers to executives -- find jobs.




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Other Web Resume and CV Resources -- where job-seekers can create and maintain a professional resume and profile that is hosted online, available for download in any needed format. Also includes networking, job-matching, and job-search (using Emurse, an anagram for Resume. Several options for job-seekers, from no cost account to premium services. -- a Web-based resume-building service that helps job-seekers upload the information needed to create a resume. Includes resume-writing tips and sample resumes. No cost to users. -- where job-seekers can build multimedia resumes using a multi-step process, with expert tips and suggestions. Your resume -- which combines text, images, audio, and video -- can also then be converted to PDF and Word for printed versions. Also includes additional features and options. Fee-based.


Other Useful Job-Search Resume Sites


"How To Write a Masterpiece of a Resume," from Rockport Institute Career Pathfinders. Includes some great tips and information all about resumes.


PONGO Resume -- offers free access to intelligent expert-software that helps resume writers frame their qualifications in the best possible way. It walks you through a series of steps and guides you with tips and phrases to make the most of your credentials. Free 7-day trial; otherwise, fee-based.



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