Sample Military Cover Letter

“Start your civilian job search early!” That’s the advice folks get about a year before they exit the military. But if you send out a resume months before you exit, how do you say you can’t start work right away? Don (not his real name) wrote in with that question. So I wrote a sample … Read more

Fill In The Blank Cover Letter Template

Usually I recommend keeping a cover letter short, especially a cover letter for a college graduate who is just starting her career. So I was interested when Maria (not her real name) sent me the following fill-in-the-blank cover letter template she created for various job applications. Maria “broke” a few of my cover letter guidelines. She: … Read more

Marketing Resume Sample

Here’s another resume sample for Marketing / Sales. This chronological resume was first written in the functional resume format many years ago. There was a time when the functional resume format was welcomed in the job market. It was a new resume approach for a job seeker who wanted to make a career change. But … Read more

Project Manager Cover Letter

Here’s a sample cover letter for a special type of job search: Anna wants to work for the same airline at the same airport she worked at six years ago. There’s a new hiring manager now so she has to sell herself all over again. Anna’s cover letter (below) needs to accomplish three things: Grab … Read more

Project Manager Resume Example

Here’s a combination resume sample for Project Manager at an airline. This resume has an unusual twist: The job seeker, Anna (not her real name), is using it to return to a position she held several years ago. Anna made some bold choices when building her resume. Take a look: Combination resume format. Anna looked at … Read more