Resume and Cover Letter Examples and Templates

Examples and Templates for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

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When you're applying for jobs, it's helpful to review example resumes and cover letters to get ideas for both the formatting and the content of your job search materials. You can also use a template to create your own personalized resumes and letters.

Resume and Cover Letter Examples and Templates

Find sample resumes, cover letters, and templates below, as well as examples of all sorts of employment related correspondence, from networking letters to thank you notes.

How to Use Examples and Templates

Designing a document such as a resume or cover letter from scratch can be time consuming and difficult. A template helps you with the layout of your document. Templates also show you what elements you need to include in your document. For example, a resume template will show you some possible sections you might include in your own resume.

Along with helping with your layout, document examples can help you see what kind of content you should include in your document. They can also give you ideas on the type of language you want to use. For example, a sample resume might show you the kind of action words you should include in your own resume.

You should use a template or example as a starting point for your own documents. You might use the same design elements as the sample, or order your own information in the same way. However, you should always be flexible.

You can change any of the elements of the sample to fit your own needs. For example, if an example resume lacks a skills section, but you want to include one, you should do so.

In fact, you should never make your own document the exact same as an example or template. That is because your documents should fit your individual work history and the requirements of the job for which you are applying.

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Resume & Cover Letter Templates

Resume Templates
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Resignation Letter Samples
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