Careers Centre

Resumes and cover letters


To find out the current loan status of these books, check the Library catalogue.

These books can be borrowed from the Reid Library.

Author: Block, Jay. A./Betrus, Michael
Title: 101 best cover letters
Description: A variety of cover letters and resumes to use as a guide for job applications.

Author: Bright & Earl
Title: Resumes that get short listed
Description: Provides an overview of three types of resumes - chronological, functional and hybrid. Gives examples of job adverts, and descriptions on how to match to a well constructed resume.
Author: French Rupert
Title: Job winners guide to resumes
Description: "Career adviser’s choice of resume books". Good clear explanation between chronological and functional resumes with plenty of examples.

Author: Ireland, Susan
Title: The perfect resume: Complete idiots guide to the perfect resume
Description: This will show you how to create an impressive resume. More than 100 sample resumes and cover letters for all kinds of job seekers. Resume and cover letter templates that make it easy to craft a winning resume. Step-by step information for using chronological, achievement, functional, and hybrid resume formats. Tips for downplaying special issues such as employment gaps and frequent career changes.

Author: Jackson, Tom
Title: The perfect CV
Description: Offers a new understanding of what a contemporary CV can achieve and how to put it together. Includes important topics such as discovering and communicating your strengths, writing cover letters that stand out, mastering online applications, targeting your CV to reach those in authority and identifying situations that call for special CVs.

Author: Madero, Frank J
Title: The resume guide
Description: This book includes more than one hundred sample resumes, cover and thank you letters, demonstrating a wide range of approaches.

Author: Schaffer, Karen
Title: The complete book of resumes
Description: Written for the American market, this book has hundreds of sample resumes for different occupations as well as tips on the dos and don'ts of writing a good resume.
Author: Learning Express
Title: Resumes that get you hired
Description: Gathers the most up-to-date, relevant information to guide you every step of the way. From analysing your strengths and "selling yourself" most effectively, to choosing and using the best format for your experience - traditional, printed, electronic (digital), or scannable.