Job Skills Resources

Resume Aids   |    Cover Letters   |   Job Applications   |    Online Skills Improvement

Craft a better resume, write an effective cover letter, take online skill courses, go to Career Workshops, learn interviewing tips and helps— improve your chances of landing a job. See our Improve Your Chances page for details; online resources to improve your skills are below. 

Online Resumes Aids

Best Sample Résumés 
Take a look at dozens of sample resumes for different jobs.

Resume Formats
Free resume program from Microsoft, if you have Internet access at a computer outside the library.

Resume Guide
Career One Stop has a new Resume Guide with lots of advice and sample resumes.

Susan Ireland's Resume Site 
Good advice and lots of samples of modern resumes.

Rebecca Smith's eRésumés & Resources 
Resume writing tips with examples.

Got Resume Builder 
Lets you create a resume in 3 different formats with 5 different fonts.  You can download into several different word processing formats and a .pdf file.

Optimal Resume
FREE to libary card holders,a résumé program which will aid you in producing a professional-looking résumé [enter the access code cuyac]

Resume Bear 
Create your resume in the template and download into any one of nine different styles.

Cover Letters

Optimal Resume
FREE to libary card holders, includes Cover Letter Builder

Online Applications

Practice Employment Applications

Do you need practice in filling out an online job application? Try this Practice Makes Perfect web page to fill out a sample application. 

Here is another test for you:  Experience Works

Online Skills Improvement

Learning Express Library
FREE to Library Card Holders  |  No computer? Use computers at any Cuyahoga County Public Library Branch

Whatever your goals, this resource can help you succeed. Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises and skill building courses to help you further your personal and professional development.

Occupation practice tests include: Ohio Civil Service, CDL, Nursing, Fire Fighter, EMT, Law Enforcement, Teaching, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL and U.S. Citizenship.  Please also see Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success for these practice tests:  Electrician, Green Careers, Legal Careers, and Military.

Skill courses include: MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, computer classes, reading, writing and math.


Research which job is best for you.

Get help with your job/career search:

   • Networking 
   • Starting your own business
   • Improve your skills with:
      • Better job search techniques
      • Submitting online application
      • Better resumes / interviews