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Resume Writing Resources

The New York Times recently noted that in the post-COVID work era, the only thing that stayed the same in its overall importance is the resume. That’s why it’s always important to work on improving this key job search asset. Give your resume the attention it deserves with the resources below.

Build a Resume to Enhance Your Career
Basic Resume Examples
Create a Resume
How to Add a Resume to LinkedIn
How to Build a Resume
How to Build a Resume for College Applications
How to Describe Your Current Job Responsibilities
How to List a Degree on a Resume
How to List Volunteer Experience on a Resume
How to List Your Education on a Resume
How to Put LinkedIn on a Resume
How to Turn Basic Duties Into Powerful Achievements on Your Resume
How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume Summary in Six Easy Steps
Resume Templates
Resume vs Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Resume Length: Should Your Resume Be One Page?
Should You Include a Picture on Your Resume
Tips on Writing the Education Section of Your Resume
What Hobbies and Interests to Put on a Resume
What to Put on a Resume
Why You Should Keep Your Address on Your Resume

Guides for Jobseekers

Your resume might be essential, but it’s only one piece of the job search. You’ll likely also have to check off other tasks like drafting a cover letter and updating your LinkedIn profile among others. See the guides below for help with your varying job search needs.

Essential Guides for Your Job Search
How to Write a Cover Letter
How to Update Your LinkedIn Profile
How to Land Your Dream Job
How to Follow Up on a Job Application
How to Include References in Your Job Search
Resume and Employment Guide for People With Disabilities
Student Guide to Resumes for Nonprofit Jobs and Careers
How to Get an Internship
Senior Employment Programs and Resources
Letter of Recommendation Examples
Business Letter Formats
Thank You Note Examples
Thank-You Note Emails: The 4 Best After-Interview Samples
The Best Skills to Add to LinkedIn in 2022
Resignation Letter Examples

Recent Surveys and Studies

Even with a well-honed resume and cover letter, there’s a lot of uncertainty when applying for jobs. The below surveys and studies can give you a clearer view of trends in the overall job market, and the hiring conditions you’re likely to find in your target sector.

Employment Surveys and Studies (2021-Present)
1/3 of recent college grads are working at jobs that don’t require a college education – July 5, 2022
Job market difficulties continue in 2022, as employers fail to meet job-seekers’ expectations – June 13, 2022
4 in 5 American Workers Support Paid Menstrual Leave – May 31, 2022
Will Retirees Un-Retire? – May 2, 2022
Job Satisfaction Survey – April 26, 2022
Nearly 2 in 5 employed women are job-hunting, with higher pay as the goal – March 21, 2022
College Senior First Job Salary Expectations – March 7, 2022
Age Bias in Hiring – February 15, 2022
In “Hot” Market, One-Third of Skilled Job Seekers Receive Interviews Less Than 10% of the Time – February 1, 2022
1 in 4 workers plan on quitting in 2022 – January 3, 2022
Nearly 9 in 10 retailers are short-staffed this holiday season – December 21, 2021
1 in 4 Healthcare Workers Quitting Over Vaccine Mandates Will Leave the Profession – November 30, 2021
1 in 3 women who left workforce during pandemic have yet to return – November 29, 2021
Unemployed Americans Dread Updating their Resumes – November 22, 2021
Labor Shortage Driving Demand for Retirees – October 20, 2021
7 in 10 remote workers have multiple jobs – October 15, 2021
Hiring managers want to see vaccination status – October 1, 2021
The Fall Job Exodus – September 20, 2021
1 in 3 Americans admit to lying on resume – September 7, 2021
3 in 4 Teachers Who Have Quit or Plan to Quit Believe Many More Will Follow – August 25, 2021
Most In-Demand Job Skill – July 7, 2021
COVID-19 Employment Impact Survey – March 9, 2021
COVID-19 Unemployment Survey – March 1, 2021
2021 College Resume Study – January 19, 2021