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"I was unemployed for a total of four months.  Your fresh pair of eyes made my resume pop and it paid off.  Again, I thank you."—Latonia Williams
Resumes and Cover Letters

Anyone, in any job, can be viewed more favorably than his or her competition if one is better organized and prepared, which is what a good resume demonstrates. Your resume must speak loudly and clearly of your value as a potential employee. The value must be communicated in 30 seconds.

Below are some resume and cover letter samples from experienced professionals in different industries. If you are an experienced professional with a performance record, are on a career track and want to pursue it, or are thinking about changing to a new career, take a look at some of the different styles of resumes that demonstrate what works and what does not in today's work world.


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Biology Entry Level Business Analytical Business Marketing
Career & HR Resume Chemical Engineering Curriculum Vitae
Doctoral Chemistry Engineering Sales Experienced Finance
Experienced IT I Experienced IT II Experienced Urban Affairs
Networking Resume IT Executive Management
Sales Resume Physical Therapy Resume R & D Resume
U.S. Govt Resume Social Work Resume Sociology Resume



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Focus Letter Letter in Response to an Ad Referral Letter
Thank You Letter Government KSA  

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