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Cover Letters & Resumes Guide: Firsthand (formerly Career Insider - Vault)

Resources for writing cover letters and resumes.

Firsthand - (formerly Career Insider - Vault)

Firsthand (formerly Career Insider - Vault) is another database that features sections to find cover letters and resume writing advice. It is a premier career database. Start by login to Career Insider (Vault) by clicking on the link below and logging in with your NYPL library card and PIN. First, create an account and save your information on your profile. Take advantage of the Resumes Advice Vault Guides, which are ebooks that you can download. Click on the Career Advice tab to view samples of resumes and cover letters, watch videos, and get tips for writing an effective resume and cover letter. You may view samples of resumes and cover letters, download them as PDF or Word Doc. 

See below for more details. 

Resumes Advice Vault Guides

One of the Career Insider database's main strengths is access to the Vault Guides, which are ebooks that you can download. Click on the Vault Guides tab, and on the left side, locate the Resumes guides under the Advice Guides heading. Click on the title or the picture of either of the resume guides. On the next screen, click on the option View Now and then click on Download. You will be prompted to enter your email address (the email address you used to create this database's account). Lastly, the guide will be downloaded as a PDF. 

 

Cover Letters

Click on the Career Advice tab and scroll down to Cover Letter Advice to view sample cover letters, watch videos, and get tips for writing an effective cover letter.         

***You may view samples of cover letters and download them as PDF or Word Doc.

Resumes

Click on the Career Advice tab and scroll down to Resume Tips & Samples to view resume templates, watch videos and get tips for writing an effective resume.

***You may view samples of resumes and download them as PDF or Word Doc.