Resumes & Cover Letters
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Job Now Resume Lab
Job seekers can download resume templates, receive expert resume/cover letter assistance from trained experts or browse resources for producing better resumes.
Learning Express Library
Explore what a resume is and the different resume sections and their uses, find the right format for you, learn about keywords and action words, view sample resumes, and more. You will need to register or login.
Job & Career Accelerator
This step-by-step resume builder will help you create and publish the most effective resumes possible. As you build, you’ll find expert advice, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful resume samples to help you through each step of the process. You will need to register or login.
Resumes & Cover Letters
Topics include: create a resume, resume guide, improve resume, samples and templates, ready to go checklist as well as ideas on how to describe your work experience.
The Damn Good Resume
Resume samples, resume tips, resume help. provides extensive practical advice on how to write a successful resume.
Monster.com’s Resume Builder
Provides sample resumes, a list of common mistakes, and much more useful advice for the resume writer.
Features many current job listings, resume building, cover letters, and more.
Instruction and tips on cover letter writing, cover letter samples, as well as tips and tools for writing other job search correspondence.
Everything the job seeker will need, from resume writing to cover letters to job listings.
Job search site for college students and recent college graduates. Helps students and graduates prepare for all aspects of searching, including resumes, cover letters, interview techniques, and relocation advice.
Resume templates can be found on many job related websites, as well as in many computer programs such as Microsoft Word. By using our computers, you can access these templates.
Newburgh Free Library Print Collections
Books and materials about creating resumes and cover letters can be found in the library’s non-fiction collection under Dewey Decimal number 650.14, as well as in our specialized Job Information Center Collection.
Information about Resumes and Cover Letters can be found in the collection under 650.14, and in our Job Information Center Collection.
Need help writing your resume? Need another pair of eyes to read it over? Make an appointment to sit down with a library staff member for a 30-minute session. Please bring a clean copy of your resume or a work in progress. Consultations are free, but registration is required. To register, call (845) 563-3645 or (845) 563-3619.
Tues., April 7 at 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Invest 90 minutes in building a dynamic resume that will give you results. This workshop will focus on a resume that describes your achievements and skills and details what’s relevant and marketable about you.
Thurs., April 16, 23 and May 5 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sign up for one 45-minute session where our job coach will guide you through a step-by-step approach to your job search, re-entry into the workforce and help you update your resume. She will help you assess your needs, skills and interests. Please bring a clean copy of your resume or a work in progress.
To register, call (845) 563-3645 or (845) 563-3619.