Creating the perfect resume is something many of us strive to do. There are many Web sites available dedicated to this topic, all offering many suggestions to help you accomplish this goal. However, there are few ideas to help you keep your resumes and cover letters organized.

If you are on the hunt for a new career, you are probably sending out several resumes and cover letters. Hopefully, you are customizing your cover letter for each position which means you will likely have several copies of it. Some people may choose to keep their cover letter separate from their resume. However, it might be easier if you keep your resume and cover letter in a single document. This also makes it easier when it comes to emailing them to potential employers – a single document instead of two.

You can keep a cover letter and resume in a single document by using a section break. This will divide the document into distinct sections. If you are not familiar with how to insert a section break in Word XP, just follow the steps that are described for you below:

  1. Within your document, click the location where you want to insert the section break.
  2. Click the Insert menu and click Break.
  3. Under Section break types, click Next Page.
  4. Click OK.

Your document will not be divided into two separate sections. Your cover letter can be added to the first section and your resume to the second. If you want to take this one step further, you can add different headers and footers to each section in the document, use different format settings, margins, and so on.