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Resumés & Cover Letters

Resumé Writing

If you’re replying to a job ad, networking, or approaching a potential employer, a well-written resume is important. To assist you in resume writing, the following resources are offered. 

Books on Resume writing - The Monmouth County Library has hundreds of books about resume writing with how-to advice and samples. You can find and request these books on the library online catalog. Just enter the word “resumes”. 

eBooks on Resume Writing - The Monmouth County Library has over 50 eBooks on resume writing.  From the Library homepage at, click on "Library Catalog" and select "EBSCOHost eBooks".  Search under the keyword "Resumes". 

The following selected resources are available on the internet

Resume writing software, resume writing tutorials, and
the ability to store 5 different resume versions online.
jobs4jersey Resume writing software, a resume bank, and
access to job listing from the NJ Department of Labor.
infonet Click on “Resume Tutorial”. This resource is funded by the US Department of Labor. In addition to the tutorial, there are links to the following resume.
rileyguide The resources listed here offer free samples or advice. As with any Internet site, beware of clicking on fee based services featured on this site.
fergusons Provides a wealth of informative articles and videos about cover letters and résumés, along with a gallery of downloadable sample documents that illustrate the different types and formats and how best to use them.
jobstarresume JobStar also includes a good section on the “Hidden Jobs”.
careerlab An essay on resume writing from CareerAdvisor by William S. Frank.
rockport Resume advice from the Rockport Institute.


Resumé and Cover Letters – Book Resources

The Career Center has over 150 books on resume writing that include sample resumés. The Monmouth County Library's EBSCOHost eBooks Collection has more titles on resumés available full-text online. For more information visit EBSCOHost eBooks.

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