Samples of resumes for your review:

The following are three primary samples of resumes: The Functional Resume
The functional resume is arranged by work experience and works well for people: It focuses more on your skills than your employment history. Simple Chronological Resume
The simple chronological resume is arranged by time and is the style that most people are familiar with. Remember, specific dates are not as important as accurately describing your duties and accomplishments in each job. The Improved Chronological Resume
The Improved Chronological Resume is arranged by time, plus a description. This resume is much more descriptive, personal and exciting than the Simple Chronological Resume. The Cover Letter
Along with the resume, you should always send a cover letter or letter of application. It should be neat, brimming with confidence and it should specifically address the job for which you apply. The cover letter is your best chance to clearly and briefly state why you should be chosen for the job. Explain how the skills you have most closely match the job's requirements. (It's a good idea to have the job description or classified ad in front of you as you write the letter.) Begin the letter by stating your interest in the position. Then briefly explain why you are uniquely qualified. Write confidently about your previous experience. Tell exactly how you have been successful in the past by mentioning ways you have helped increase production, or other specific things you accomplished that helped the company. What were the objectives? Was this success measured? Close the letter by asking if you may call to schedule an interview. Make sure the cover letter and resume together present a positive and powerful picture of who you are. The person receiving it just may want to hire you. Steps: 3

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Another thing to look out for when using free samples of resumes is the size. Size matters with resumes, and the free samples of resumes you use should not be more than two pages. Many people think one page is ideal, and by all means if you can fit all your important information on one page do so.

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Of course, don’t think resume creation ends with just looking at and/or altering samples of resumes. While samples of resumes can significantly help you in making your own resume, you will still need to write a cover letter. Yet, just like there are samples of resumes available to assist job seekers, there are also cover letter samples. Look for these cover letters in the same way you look for samples of resumes. Use them as a guide for deciding how you are going to form your cover letter. Don’t copy the letter exactly, as this is committing both fraud and plagiarism, neither of which you want to do. You will only want to borrow ideas for what to say from a cover letter, not specific words, phrases or paragraphs. When you are finished with your cover letter you are ready to send off both the letter and your resume to your prospective employer.