Contact Information
  • Librarian: Chanitra Bishop
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library W121
  • Phone: (812) 855-8386
Additional Contacts
    • Librarian: Emily Okada
    • Location: Herman B Wells Library W121
    • Phone: (812) 855-1643
last updated: 4/26/2010

Resumes & Cover Letters

A professional resume and cover letter will make you a competitive candidate.  These resources will help you create an impressive resume and a compelling cover letter to get you on your way to your dream job.

Career Reference Collection

Find a Copy in the Library:
Choose a featured book from the Worldcat list below. Enter your zipcode if one doesn't appear. Select the "Indiana University" library link, which will take you to the book's IUCAT record (IUCAT is the library's online catalog).

Online Resources

To simultaneously search the websites listed below, Search the Resumes & Cover Letters Page with the search box at the bottom of the page.

Best College Cover Letters
From, advice for new graduates on how to write an effective cover letter.

Dynamic Cover Letters
From Quint Careers, offers a formula for writing a dynamic cover letter that will capture an employer's eye.

Entry Level Resumes
From the, links to multiple resources, including resume templates.

How to Write a Masterpiece of a Resume
A six-part extensive resume and job preparation guide, from Rockport Institute Career Pathfinders.

Resume Advice
Detailed, step-by-step resume writing instructions and examples from The Owl at Purdue.

Resume and CV Resources for Job Seekers

From Quint Careers, articles on how to create a great resume, from advice for new graduates to the top ten mistakes on resumes.

Resume Writing Guide
From IU's Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services, suggests resume format, action words, and answers resume FAQs.

Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
From IU's Writing Tutorial Services, this online pamphlet serves as a guide to writing a first resume and cover letter.

last updated: 4/26/2010