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Resumes and Cover Letters

covering letter and resumeA resume or CV is a summary of your educational qualifications and work experience. Companies usually want to see your resume when you apply for a job. A cover letter or covering letter is the letter that accompanies your resume when you send it to a company. Both of these documents are vitally important in the job application process.

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At the end are sample resumes and cover letters.

Start here - First Impressions

"Helpful information & many thanks!" Dr. Klaus Wetter, Germany

"Gives very clear instructions on producing powerful and effective CVs." Terence Desborough, USA

"I like the attention that has been devoted to the use of powerful, yet simple wording." Hetty Vonk, Canada

"A gem to find on the net! I thought I knew what there was to know about CV's, but you put me straight on a few points. A very useful tool for students of English wishing/planning to be employed by MNCs (Multi National Companies)." Yvonne Gluyas, Australia

"I thought it was very down-to-earth and extremely simple to understand. I needed some information fast and I got it." Michael Blunden, UK