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Cover letter and resume writing help

Is there any place that you can recommend to write a good cover letter and resume? I have one of each written, but I don't think that they say much about my skills. Anyone have one done that they are happy with?

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Your resume and cover letter should be targeted not only to the job you are interested in, but also the company. Especially in this market. "One size fits all" will not cut it. Homework first!

The purpose of a resume is to get the recruiter interested enough in you to reach out for an interview. You need to be able to quickly and succinctly demonstrate how YOUR experience and background ties in with their needs.

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Your resume and cover letter should be targeted not only to the job you are interested in, but also the company. Especially in this market. "One size fits all" will not cut it. Homework first!

The purpose of a resume is to get the recruiter interested enough in you to reach out for an interview. You need to be able to quickly and succinctly demonstrate how YOUR experience and background ties in with their needs.

Feel free to PM or give me a call tonight if you'd like to chat (HR/Recruiting manager).

I agree!!! Most services out there are college kids in dorm rooms trying to make a buck. nothing professional about that. What helps the most is finding someone you know has had success in your field and asking for guidance.

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I had my resume professionally written once and it cost about $150. I have been modifying it since I had it completed several years ago. I will email it to you if you want to see the format. Just let me know.

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your resume should be just about your skills and experence if it at all can relate to the field, and should be 1 page, maybe 2 if you have a good deal of history. Format it like mad and make sure everything is 100% uniform.

The coverletter, that gets intresting, when I did mine I had a standard first and last paragraph about me, and three paragraphs I would write up for each individual possible employer. They WANT to see how bad you want it and that you are doing your research...

Consult your former college if you have one about resume/cover letter help they tend to have a lot of resources and if you are alumni it tends to be free or really really cheap. It's still DIY but they will give you good tools, and possibly a lot of help with revision. I know my college did. If you didn't go to college find one nearby and see if they have a group that does that...ask if you can use the service...if they say no...college kids work there and are poor bribe one to do the review unaffiliated with the department....those kids always want booze money.

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