Learn how to:
-Customize your resume to suit the job
-Protect yourself and keep your job search confidential
-Effectively rejoin the workforce
-Anticipate the pet peeves of hiring managers and headhunters
-Write a cover letter that gets you noticed
-Secure a second interview
-Guarantee a positive reference
The only guide you need to help you find--and get--the job of your dreams
Author, entrepreneur, and editor, Diane Stafford has written six nonfiction books, Potty Training For Dummies, Migraines For Dummies, The Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, No More Panic Attacts: A 30-Day Plan for Conquering Anxiety, 40,001 Best Baby Names, and 1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets. All but the last two were coauthored with Stafford's daughter, Jennifer Shoquist, M.D.
Stafford also edits books and writes marketing materials for doctors. She has been editor-in-chief of five magazines, owner of two magazines, and has written hundreds of articles for various magazines. She has a B.A. summa cum laude from Sam Houston State University. Besides working as a freelance writer/editor, Stafford lives in Newport Coast, California.
Moritza Day is president and founder of Day West & Associates, Inc., a nationally known business and career-consulting firm. Putting her sales knowledge to work, she led her company to increase sales 500 percent over three years. Growing purely by market share, Day West & Associates, Inc. was named as number 23 of the Houston 100, the one hundred privately held firms having the greatest impact on Houston
Moritza Day authored the workbook Networking to Build Your Success. She is also an in-demand speaker, sought out by professional organizations and universities. She has appeared on television and radio.
Day began her business career as an auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm and worked in internal audit for two major bank holding companies. Her sales career started at an international account/financial recruiting firm where she performed searches. Later she went on to head the South Texas region of the temporary division. Under her leadership, her branch was the firm's leading office in the country. She has a B.B.A in accounting and is a CPA. For fifteen years, Day has trained and motivated people, helping them realize their potential and maximize their skills, and translate that to substantially better career results. Her countless stories of success and learning opportunities mesh well with winning strategies of marketing and business development. Day's mission is to help individuals and organizations create and build success through business and professional development. She speaks on Networking for Your Successs, Prospecting: Turning Cold Calls into Gold, and Negotiating So Everyone Wins--Especially You. Her website is daywestinc.com.
Chapter 1:Create an Irresistible Resume
Chapter 2: Make Your Irresistible Resume Flawless
Chapter 3: Wow Them With Words
Chapter 4: Choose the Perfect Format
Chapter 5: Make Your Resume Look Polished
Chapter 6: The Virgin Resumes
Chapter 7: Soccer Mom Resumes(Does Carpooling Count?)
Chapter 8: The Back-in-the-Saddle-Again Resume
Chapter 9: Know What's Expected in an Artsy Field
Chapter 10: Write an Effective Resume for Flexible Work Styles
Chapter 11: Customize Your Resume to Suit the Job
Chapter 12: Play Up Your Moments of Brilliance
Chapter 13: Put a Positive Spin on Problem Areas
Chapter 14: Snag Those Letters of Recommendation and References
Chapter 15: Show Appreciation for Resume Help Without Fawning
Chapter 16: Get Your Resume into the Right Hands
Chapter 17: Ensure Response to Your Resume
Chapter 18: Know the Pet Peeves of Hiring Managers and Headhunters
Chapter 19: Fielding Problems That Arise Regarding Resumes
Chapter 20: Proceed WIth Caution If Your Job Hunt is a Secret
Chapter 21: Don't Blow Your Cover (Letter)
Chapter 22: Lighten Up!
Chapter 23: Seek Professional Resume Help if You Need It
Chapter 24: Know the Pros and Cons of E-Resumes
Chapter 25: Create Your E-Resume
Chapter 26: Know What Employers Consider Resume Turn-ons, Turn-offs
Chapter 27: Make the Most of Your Headhunter Experience
Chapter 28: Do Your Resume Proud When You Interview
Chapter 29: The Resume Worked--Quit with Style!