Careers Service

Application advice

This page has links to information about preparing resumes and writing covering letters for the US job market.

Vault - this US-based careers resource has many examples of resumes and cover letters, and short films on how to prepare them. Access Vault via the Careers Resources channel on MyEd

American Resume Talk

Hear our advice on writing American-style resumes in the video below.


Discover advice on writing American-style cover letters and thank you notes in part 2.


University Careers Centres - most universities have well-resourced career centres. Use a search engine to find the website of the careers center in the area that you are considering working in. Most feature advice on job seeking in the USA.

The following have comprehensive information and examples: