Navigating the job search can sometimes be a bit overwhelming! OAR’s Hire Autism program has created these step-by-step guides to walk job seekers through the job search process. This page includes a complete list of the resources we offer to individuals and families at no cost. Please note that we will be releasing additional guides throughout the year, so please check back or sign-up for OAR’s newsletter for updates.

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Featured Resources

A Guide to Resume Writing

A Guide to Resume Writing provides you with a step-by-step walkthrough on how to create a resume. This resource will help you to understand the following topics, including:

  • The role and importance of a resume 
  • Parts of a resume
  • Basic resume formatting and design tips
  • Examples and explanations of how to write each section 
  • How to use keywords to get your resume past computer screening systems
  • A resume template to get you started

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A Guide to Cover Letter Writing

A Guide to Cover Letter Writing walks you through how to build a compelling and professional cover letter. This guide will provide you with tools to effectively create a cover letter to accompany your resume when applying for jobs. This resource will help you to understand the following topics, including:

  • The purpose and importance of a cover letter
  • Formatting guidelines and key elements checklist
  • Tips on how to write each paragraph
  • How to incorporate keywords in your cover letter
  • A cover letter template to get you started

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Other Resources

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