Adult Learning Center: Resume and Cover Letter Review Service

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The Barrington Area Library subscribes to a resume review service for library patrons. Access from the library or remotely with your Barrington Area Library card and upload a resume and cover letter for a review to proofread and critique. Log back in the next day to download your feedback.

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Adult Learning Center: Resume and Cover Letter Review Service

  1. 1. Adult Learning Center Online resume review service (cover letters, too!)
  2. 2. Go to balibrary.org and click on “Databases”
  3. 3. Select / click on the “Adult Learning Center” link. If you are outside of the library, you will then need to enter a Barrington Area Library card number to proceed.
  4. 4. Once you have entered the Adult Learning Center, click on “Write A Winning Resume”.
  5. 5. Select “Upload Resume” to select your resume (Microsoft Word of PDF document) to upload to a reviewer.
  6. 6. Create an account by clicking “Sign Up”.
  7. 7. Fill out the fields above to create an account. Save your username and password, since you will need them to sign in again and retrieve your feedback. Click “Next” when finished.
  8. 8. Use the “Browse” button to select a resume and/or cover letter saved on your computer. This file will be uploaded to the review service. If you can add any additional information that would help the reviewer, you can use the text field before you submit.
  9. 9. Retrieving feedback • After you upload your resume, log back into the Resume Review service (www.balibrary.org > research > business, careers, technology > Adult Learning Center > Write A Winning Resume > sign in with user name and password. Follow slides 2-7). Your feedback should be posted in approx 24 hours. • Click on “Upload Resume” again, and you should see your feedback below the file you uploaded for review. Click the new files to download and open them.
  10. 10. Questions? • You can visit the Adult Services Reference Desk, call us at (847) 382-1300 x 3500, text us at 66746 (type code askbal the first time you send us a text), or send us an email. • Thanks for using the Barrington Area Library! For more information on our business resources, check out our business page at www.balibrary.org/business

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