All One-Stop Career Centers Closed

One-Stop Career Centers are closed due to COVID-19 response efforts. Customers with scheduled appointments will be contacted by NJDOL at a later date. Please visit us online at nj.gov/labor (609-984-9414), myunemployment.nj.gov, and myLeaveBenefits.nj.gov. OPERATIONS WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Highly Effective Resumes

Customize Your Resume

The #1 tip for getting a resume past a screener and into the hands of a hiring manager is to customize the resume for the job you're targeting. We've got some simple tips to help you, along with a worksheet to get you started.

Customizing your resume for the position

Resume-Writing Assistance

We've collected some of the best resume-writing tips on one page -- along with some sample outlines you can download to get you started.

Read more about different types of resumes

Cover Letters

If a job posting asks for a cover letter as part of the application, you MUST submit a cover letter or your application will be considered incomplete. But don't worry if you're not a great writer -- we've got the top points to remember when composing your cover letter.

Learn about what makes a good cover letter