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Job Seeker Guide
We know a lot of people have been laid off and may be using this time to spruce up their resumes and consider a future job search. So we have a gift for you: Our Guide for Job Seekers is now available FOR FREE from our website. In it, we have put together our best tips and tricks for updating your resume, making it through automated Applicant Tracking Systems, writing cover letters, and using your network. Get the guide.
If you are interested in customized advice on updating your resume, we offer one-time consultation services as well as full resume-writing services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can help you.
Common Writing Weaknesses: An expanded list of common writing weaknesses in novice and intermediate writing, with examples and solutions
How to Write an Email to Your Professor: Guidelines on when to write professors emails, what to include in them, and how to write them appropriately. Also contains guidelines on asking for extensions on assignments.
How to Read the World around You: Introduction to Rhetoric: An explanation of rhetoric and how you can use it to become a better writer and reader.