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Resource Description


Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

Check out some common mistakes that job seekers and learn how to avoid them.


Creative Job Search

This large comprehensive workbook from Minnesota contains a progressive curriculum that teaches the skills needed to conduct a successful job search.


Dress for Success

This NVTI-created PowerPoint presentation illustrates what proper dress might be for interviewing for different jobs/fields.

(PPT presentation)

First and Best Cover Letters

What are your cover letter needs? Find it in this listing and write a great letter. This site is thorough and easy to use. Link

How to Avoid Interview Mistakes

A 2-page guide to 24 common interview problems and employer tips on things to avoid, change or explain.


How to Conduct an Effective Job Search

This comprehensive site provides good information and helps develop job hunting skills for conducting a successful job search.


How To Successfully Market Yourself at a Job Fair

Stand out at a job fair by learning some strategies and tips, before you attend.


Internet Job Search Strategies

This on-line document covers the internet and the use of technology which has become an essential part of a successful job search. Includes information on cyber resumes, electronic networking and other information.


Interview Tips

This one-page document offers several helpful tips for a successful interview. Download

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making job search decisions.


Purdue Online Writing Lab

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides an excellent catalog of information and samples for all aspects of job search writing. From applications and various letters to resume/vitae topics, it's a worthwhile addition to your job hunting tools. Link

Prepare Your Resume for Emailing or Posting on the Internet

From the Riley Guide, this area includes how to prepare your resume for the Internet, posting your resume and other helpful resources for electronic resume writing. Link

Resumes and Cover Letters

This web site from the Department of Employment and Economic Development is a comprehensive guide which includes resume writing, formats, samples, worksheets and cover letters Link

Skills Identification

This document from Minnesota's "Creative Job Search" series helps the reader evaluate their job-focused abilities. Also includes information on the difference between skills and duties. Link

Ten Tips For Job Applications

A 1-page document with tips on how to fill out a job application properly.


Ten Tips to Great Cover Letters

A 1-page document with tips on how to fill out a job application properly.


Tips for Interviewing

A 1-page handout with suggestions for what to do before and during an interview.


The Ultimate Job Search for the 21st Century

This essential job search workshop series and interactive workshop are available for purchase through the National Learning Center's UJS site.


Your Winning Edge

This on-line booklet from New York contains materials, tips and exercises to use during your job search. Includes helpful information on identifying skills and career goals, resumes, cover letters, applications and more.


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