Resume Writing Resources

srabieesrabiee Posts: 1,231Member ■■■■■■■□□□
I've noticed quite a few posts lately requesting resume assistance, so I thought it would be a good idea to create a thread with links to various resume writing resources and templates. I have also included a template for a Cover Letter and Thank You Letter. Feel free to revise as you see fit. Also, please let me know of any suggestions to improve upon these resources.

I hope you guys find these helpful when creating or editing your own resumes.

1) Resume Guide - contains example resumes, a huge list of action verbs, sample summaries, etc:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINS0ZQcGtXYi1ZUkE

2) Resume Action Verbs - additional action verb resource
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINV3Y0WTlSUEZxaFk

3) STAR Method - "Situation, Task, Action, Result" method of resume writing
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINdkFjV1dieWVlQ1U

4) Accomplishment Statements & Resume Checklist - additional resources to help you write and format your resume
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINMDY1TVh6MzRVNHc
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINSi16aFZPWEZqVTQ

5) Professional IT Resume Template - an effective template with explanations and recommendations
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINYWEyTmY2UVZXVkk

6) ptilsen's Resume - I consider this to be the "golden standard" for an IT resume
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINek1aWV9KR1U1cHc

7) ctate CIO Resume - another example of a well-constructed and well-executed professional resume
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINb19rQkdOMmhPMTQ

icon_cool.gif Cover Letter - again, edit and revise as necessary
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINNmZ3SmE3OXlRbkE

9) Thank You Letter - include company name and address at the top if using snail mail
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINN2N5VEdLVTF3bDA
WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)

Comments

  • datacombossdatacomboss Posts: 303Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Great resources.icon_cheers.gif
    "If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life."

    Arthur Ashe

  • ampdeckampdeck Posts: 35Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    thank you for sharing
  • Mr.BrandonMr.Brandon Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Using my first post to say "Thank you!" for the additional resources.
  • srabieesrabiee Posts: 1,231Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    No problem. If anyone has any recommendations on how to expand upon or improve this thread, please let me know. Perhaps this can be refined to become a sticky thread at some point.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 4,006Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Great resources!! icon_cheers.gif
    *Associate's of Applied Sciences degree in Information Technology-Network Systems Administration
    *Bachelor's of Science: Information Technology - Security, Master's of Science: Information Technology - Management
    Matthew 6:33 - "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."

    Certs/Business Licenses In Progress: AWS Solutions Architect, Series 6, Series 63, GCP Architect, Series 65
  • CleverclogsCleverclogs Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for sharing this. I will be applying shortly for a role I've been waiting months for, so going to spruce up my CV before I do. :)
  • aderonaderon CISSP, CCNA:S, CCNA:R&S, AWS:CSA Assoc, Sec+, Lin+, A+, Net+, Proj+ Posts: 404Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is awesome. Went through all of these while reviewing my resume and I was able to utilize quite a bit of it.
    2019 Certification/Degree Goals: AWS CSA Renewal (In Progress), M.S. Cybersecurity (In Progress), CCNA R&S Renewal (Not Started)
  • aderonaderon CISSP, CCNA:S, CCNA:R&S, AWS:CSA Assoc, Sec+, Lin+, A+, Net+, Proj+ Posts: 404Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Also, I've always found this helpful when writing summaries or discussing my level of proficiency in certain skills/technologies: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/studentaffairs/CLACS/Career-Services/PDFS/LevelsofCompetency.pdf
    2019 Certification/Degree Goals: AWS CSA Renewal (In Progress), M.S. Cybersecurity (In Progress), CCNA R&S Renewal (Not Started)
  • CleverclogsCleverclogs Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    aderon wrote: »
    Also, I've always found this helpful when writing summaries or discussing my level of proficiency in certain skills/technologies: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/studentaffairs/CLACS/Career-Services/PDFS/LevelsofCompetency.pdf

    This is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
  • thenjdukethenjduke Posts: 894Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    This is great resources. Thank you for sharing.
    CCNA, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, Working towards Networking BS. CCNP is Next.
  • gparmargparmar Posts: 12Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks my friend, great work
  • srabieesrabiee Posts: 1,231Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    The link aderon provided is dead, so I found a copy of the PDF file and hosted it. Here is the link:

    Resume Helper - Levels of Competency
    - list of skills & action verbs
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B62C7HpuIwINenN5eUFUX1Z4TkU
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
  • dubois11dubois11 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks For The Great Advice
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project Posts: 2,449Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Great post!
  • heartgoldheartgold Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the links. Really need them as I'm about to brush up my CV!!
  • michaelhoangmichaelhoang Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    thank you for this valuable resources...it helps me a lots recently :D
  • SofthripSofthrip Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    such a great post thanks for share it with us
  • SofthripSofthrip Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Really need them as I'm about to brush up my CV!!
  • michael.slabomichael.slabo Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for the resources. Looks like another revision is in order.
  • skyberxskyberx Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for this article
  • x12319xx12319x Posts: 10Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    This is golden
  • pierrevillerespierrevilleres Posts: 26Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks for sharing. I will definitely use the STAR method on my interviews and resumes.
  • pHumphreypHumphrey Posts: 12Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's a gem, thank you
  • JoshuaTJoshuaT PhoenixPosts: 11Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    THX, for a list of useful services and manuals.
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