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: 3,987Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    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."
  • 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 Posts: 402Member
    This is awesome. Went through all of these while reviewing my resume and I was able to utilize quite a bit of it.
    2017 Certification/Degree Goals: AWS CSA (Complete), OSCP (In Progress), M.S. Cybersecurity (In Progress)
    2017 Learning/Reading Goals: Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (Completed), Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (Completed), Black Hat Python (Completed), CodeAcademy Learn Python (Completed), SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert (Completed), Assembly Language Megaprimer for Linux (Completed), The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing (Completed), PenTesterLab Bootcamp (Completed)
  • aderonaderon Posts: 402Member
    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
    2017 Certification/Degree Goals: AWS CSA (Complete), OSCP (In Progress), M.S. Cybersecurity (In Progress)
    2017 Learning/Reading Goals: Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (Completed), Automate the Boring Stuff with Python (Completed), Black Hat Python (Completed), CodeAcademy Learn Python (Completed), SecurityTube Python Scripting Expert (Completed), Assembly Language Megaprimer for Linux (Completed), The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing (Completed), PenTesterLab Bootcamp (Completed)
  • 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 Posts: 2,329Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    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
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