I have released an excerpt from The Assistant Lighting Designer's Toolkit on Focal Press's sister imprint's website (Routledge).
The excerpt is from Chapter 14 entitled "Working as an Independent Contractor." It discusses marketing yourself with resumes, cover letters, business cards, etc. Although geared towards assistant lighting design, its topics are relevant to many of the other disciplines in entertainment design and management. In the book, the chapter continues on with information regarding tracking income, write-offs, and tips for paying the bills in a freelance world. (Sorry, this part is not included in the link.)
Please check it out: http://bit.ly/1yj1Ywp. I felt that with all the recent graduates at this time in the year, this section would be particularly helpful to release. I hope you find it a valuable resource.
Examples of the cover letter and resume discussed in the excerpt can be found in the Appendices of the text. Buy yours today!