Resume and Salary Info

Resume & cover letter resources


General guidance and advice:

Jobstar shows examples of different types of resumes - find out which type is best for you. The site also provides samples of cover letters and links to outside resources.

Electronic resumes:

This is a great guide to creating an electronic resume that's searchable and compatible with email while protecting your privacy.

Resume builders:

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word, which is available on the computers in the Library's computer lab, has a built-in "Resume Wizard".  The Resume Wizard asks for your contact information and the headings you'd like to include on your resume, then creates an outline. To access the Resume Wizard:
 1. open Microsoft Word
 2. click on the "File" menu
 3. select "New"
 4. Under Available Templates....look for Resumes and Cover Letters.


Resume banks (Look for the "Post a Resume" link):

Choosing a resume bank
How to choose a safe site for posting your resume (information about you) online.

Web sites where you can post your resume online for free:



Salary information and negotiation

Glass Door - An inside guide to jobs and companies.

Jobstar's Guide to Salary Surveys - Links to general and industry-specific salary surveys on the Web. - The salary wizard tells you what you should be making based on your job category and city. It also shows the U.S. national average. The site also has a salary advice section that's very complete.