Career tools (e.g ladders, transition tools, etc.)

Susan Ireland's Resume Site

Ranked in the top 60,000 sites in the United States by

On New York Public Library's list: Best of the Web: Resumes & Cover Letters

Cost: Free

Access: No login required


Susan Ireland's Resume Site has been offering free help and advice to job seekers of all occupations and levels of employment since 2001. Large, key sections are also available in Spanish.


Susan Ireland's Resume Site focuses on more than just resumes. Its other strong components are cover letters, job interviewing, and career opportunities.


What makes Susan Ireland's Resume Site unique?

This site is designed especially for the job seeker with a less-than-perfect work history. In today's job market, almost everyone falls into that category, but not many job search sites effectively address challenging situations such as unemployment gaps, job hopping, temping, age discrimination, career change, having been fired or laid off, no degree, new degree, stagnant career, or little to no experience. Susan Ireland's Resume Site offers real solutions to these very real problems facing most job seekers.


On this one-stop site you'll find easy navigation to connect the dots between finding a job, writing a targeted resume and cover letter for that job, and emailing or posting that resume and letter online. If you get stuck along the way:

-Watch Susan Ireland's friendly and practical videos on over 20 job search topics.

-Visit Susan's blog, The Job Lounge, where you can ask a question, make a comment, or read about the latest job market trends.


>> Resumes

Featuring 90 sample resumes, organized by occupation, format, and problem solved. Two step-by-step guides: 1) 10 Steps to Create a Resume, and 2) How to Post and Email Your Resume.


>> Cover Letters

Browse 50 sample cover letters and cover emails, and 10 thank you letters. Also find the comprehensive guide: How to Write a Cover Letter.


>> Job Interviewing

Ace your interview with these 21 Job Interview Tips and 20 Interview Questions for management and non-management job seekers. Learn how to negotiate your pay with this guide: Salary Negotiation Skills.


>> Career Options

Find descriptions of more than 180 careers, along with the skills, knowledge, salary, and education requirements for each occupation. Specific ccupation data for Alabama , Arizona , Arkansas, California, Colorado. Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota. Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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>> Susan Ireland's Job Lounge Blog

Susan Ireland's Job Lounge blog addresses current job search issues including resume writing, social networking (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook), cover letters / emails, online job hunting, and job interviewing. She tackles tough problems presented by her readers, including unemployment, lay-offs, short-term jobs, job termination, and age issues.


Susan Ireland's Job Lounge was started in 2006 and to date (12-18-09) contains 620 posts. Susan enters a blog post at least once a week.


About Susan Ireland

As a resume professional since 1989, Susan Ireland has worked with thousands of job seekers from a wide range of professions and levels of employment. She is the author of four job search books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume (now in its 5th edition) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter. She is also the creator of Ready-Made Resumes and Cover Letters software. Susan appears on radio, TV, and the Internet to discuss current job search techniques in today's quickly changing job market.


Susan Ireland operates under the business name, Susan Ireland Resumes, which is a woman-owned small business, registered with CCR, ORCA, and the Employment Training Network (ETN).


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