General Information Resources
Career Ready (UK's James. W. Stuckert Career Center)
- UK's Career Center has fantastic resources on their Career Ready page that covers Resumes, Cover Letters, CVs, Interviewing and Etiquette. You will find information on common sections to include, sample documents, and other helpful tips for making sure you will be successful when applying for a job.
Cover Letters, Resumes, and Interview Tips
- Hear from Mr. Library Dude, an academic librarian since 2003, as he details insightful tips for crafting cover letters and resumes from the viewpoint of someone who has gone through the hiring process as both the applicant and the hirer.
Resumes, Cover Letters, CV's, and Thank You Letters...Oh My!
- Provided by the ALA, this source can you link to a variety of sites that are all aimed at helping you learn the in's and out's of these various materials that will aid you in the application process.
Tips for Library Job Applicants
- In this post, librarian Meredith Farkas details mistakes she's seen job applicants make over and over again when submitting their resumes and cover letters and how to avoid those mistakes in the future.
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Writing the Curriculum Vitae
- In this concise article, the Purdue OWL details what a CV is, how it differs from a resume, and what sections you should include when writing one.
Tips and Samples
- Written by The Graduate College at Illinois, this resource provides several samples of CVs to help you understand what they should look like.
What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018
- While there is no one right way to create a resume, this article from TIME will give you practical insights on how to structure your resume while also providing an example for you to view.
Resume Workshop PowerPoint
- Created by the Purdue OWL, this is an extensive resource that provides information on how to compose your resume to best fit the job that you are applying to.
How to Write a Cover Letter
- In this article from the Harvard Business Review, you'll find information on how to write a cover letter that provides hiring managers with the information they're looking for so that you can increase your chances of getting an interview.
Open Cover Letters
- Although it hasn't been updated since 2016, this site provides anonymous cover letters from hired librarians and archivists. The site has archives going back to 2011 and will help you see how each person tailored their cover letter to the job for which they were applying.