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Career Services: Resumes & Cover Letters

This guide is designed to assist you through career planning with helpful links to online resources. The following sources in this guide are good places to begin your research.

Reference Resource

Books on Resumes and Cover Letters

Resumes and Cover Letters


Resume tutorial guides the job seeker through resources for resume types, design, and essential features.

Careers How-To Guide 

Tips from The Wall Street Journal's reporters and columnists. Resumes, interviews, etiquette, obstacles, economy, and additional topics.

Microsoft Office 

Templates with formatting. Various styles of resumes and cover letters. Sign up for a free personal account (not your MU account).

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) 

Everything for job search writing: applications, cover letters and correspondence, resume and CV guidance. Concise, specific, and useful explanations and examples. 

Resume Examples

Explore 5000+ resume examples for every career sorted by category along with resume writing tips and keyword information.

Salary and Compensation

Salaries & Wages 

Current information on federal pay rates, pay tables, employee student loan forgiveness, leave, and other benefits. 

Salary and benefits negotiations; geographical comparisons. Free basic Salary Wizard report.

Career Essential Skills