Could you use some résumé coaching?

Our Careers and job search subject guide points you to several resources, and a librarian can help you get oriented to them.

The new VisualCV Resume Creator in Testing and Education Reference Center offers:

  • 18 default templates for creating well-designed résumés, with additional textual examples provided by industry and experience level
  • Various editing options, including a text-based form editor, a visual editor, and the ability to upload your existing résumé
  • A cover letter editor, which includes three sample templates
  • A website editor, which lets you quickly create a website for your résumé that can be shared with potential employers
  • An external library of 5,000 résumé examples across varied industries

You can study and practice for career certification examinations, or just refresh your skills and abilities, with the basic and subject study guides and tutorials in Testing and Education Reference Center.

Here are our other top online resources:

  • Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep – explore new career possibilities, assess your interests and experience, identify ways to improve your prospects, create a résumé, search and apply for jobs
  • – watch tutorials for your résumé, your elevator pitch, the job interview, salary negotiation, and workplace success; learn soft skills and software skills
  • Reference books in Gale eBooks – compare careers, prepare for a job search, and practice for mental measurements examinations such as leadership, personality, and reasoning aptitudes
  • O'Reilly for Public Libraries – with thousands of ebooks to help you develop your career and solve problems on the job

Our top community resource is the American Job Center Tennessee. They have job fairs, workshops, individual help—they'll even print your résumé envelope and mail it for you!

Of course, we also have plenty of guidance that you can check out. Here are some catalog searches for special situations: