Finding a job can be stressful, whether you’re an industry veteran or just starting out. We've got you covered, from creating the perfect resume to interview prep. Pick and choose the parts you need, or use them all—the choice is yours.

Perfect your personal brand

Simply put, your personal brand is the way people see you. It’s the combination of everything from your skills and expertise to your achievements and presentation. Learn how to define and develop your personal brand, and then use that info everywhere from your resume to your social profiles. You can also use customizable logos and color schemes to keep those documents looking consistent.

Create a standout resume

Stand out from the crowd with a resume that shows off your talent, passion, and personality. Your resume is more than just your employment history—it’s a way to display your achievements and the value you can bring to a company.​

A compelling resume is vital, even if you have only limited professional experience. Read about the latest resume tips for recent graduates

A resume writing checklist

An effective resume, with proper formatting, style, and content can help you stand out for the right reasons.

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A collection of resumes and cover letters

Browse our most popular resumes to find the best one for you.

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Get writing help with Microsoft Editor, an AI-powered service that helps bring out your best writer in more than 20 languages. Use it when writing papers and presentations and make sure typos don't take the spotlight.

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Watch this video and get your creative juices flowing! Resume Assistant shows examples of how real people describe their work experiences and skills.

Write a stellar cover letter

Your cover letter should complement your resume and introduce the real you. Use your cover letter to show how your expertise and talent can solve a problem or drive results for your future employer.

A well-written cover letter can capture the attention of hiring managers and help you stand out from the crowd.

Learn about the components of a catchy cover letter

With many popular cover letters in our collection, you're bound to find the best one for you.

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A collection of resumes and cover letters

Sometimes an informational interview is a good first step to learn more about a different job type or industry. You can send letters to request these types of interviews.

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A letter requesting an informational interview

Back up your resume and cover letters

After working hard to create a stellar resume and cover letters, the last thing you need is to lose your content. You'll also want to make sure you have good records of where you've applied and who you've spoken with.

When you save important files like resumes, cover letters, and job applications to the cloud with OneDrive, you can access them from any device and quickly share them with employers.

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Network like a pro

Landing a new job isn't just about what you know, but who you know and how you stand out. Learn how to leverage the power of your networks and LinkedIn to showcase your experience, connect with hiring managers, and find open positions.​

Sharpen your skills

LinkedIn Premium can help you take your job search to the next level, and it’s packed with helpful advice in its On-Demand Learning courses, including job search videos.

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  • From free learning resources to help you prepare for your next position to job-seeker tools, LinkedIn's most powerful resources are available in a single spot to help you find your next opportunity.

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Manage job applications and interviews

Depending on whether you’re actively job hunting, you may be managing multiple interviews at multiple companies, all at different stages of progress. Use these tools to stay organized and informed so you can ace your interviews without breaking a sweat.

Practice makes perfect. Before your interview, make sure you know your talking points and how to ask and answer questions succinctly. Polish your presentation skills with Presenter Coach.

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Never miss an interview with this job application log template. It keeps track of important information and dates for every job that you have applied for.

Track your job applications

A spreadsheet to track job applications

Never miss a meeting—schedule interviews, prep time, and get reminders, all with Microsoft Outlook.

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Track your expenses

Attending conferences or traveling to interviews can add up. Track your expenses with customizable templates.

A spreadsheet to track expenses

Track and streamline expenses and receipts during your interview process.

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Gas mileage tracker

Log your mileage and gas expenses and watch this template calculate average price per gallon, miles per gallon and cost per mile.

Track mileage and gas expenses

personal budget spreadsheet

Keep track of your income, expenses, savings, and cash with this accessible personal budget template.

Create a personal budget

Ace your interview

Congrats—you’ve landed an interview and are ready to show your potential employer what you can bring to the table. Read on for interview tips and tricks, whether you’re interviewing for the first or fiftieth time.

Ace your Skype interview with the help of this infographic template. With tips covering nonverbal skills, technology, physical space, closing the interview, and more, you’ll be prepared and ready to land your dream job.

How to ace a Skype interview

Skype interview checklist

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make that job interview count! These tips for prepping, interviewing, and follow-up will help you make the most of your opportunity as you meet with potential employers and go for that dream job.

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A job interview checklist

Ace your online interview with the help of this checklist. Helpful tips lead you through each step including pre-interview research, technology, and follow-up. You’ll be prepared and ready to land your dream job.

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Online interview checklist

Be prepared for that big interview using the popular STAR—Situation, Task, Action, Results—technique. Showcase your skills and experience and organize your answers using a simple and effective template based on this proven four-step method.

Prepare with the STAR technique job interview preparation template

A preparation guide for interviews following STAR method

Follow up to land the job

The end is in sight! Learn how and when to follow up to make a great impression.

A timely and customized thank-you letter shows hiring managers that you're interested in the position.

Learn how to write a thank you letter

Printable thank you for job interviews

Follow up that interview with a polished thank-you note with the help of this printable template. Leave a lasting impression by summarizing your qualifications and emphasizing your enthusiasm for the job.

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