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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580623117
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/15/2000
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 Resumes 1
Format 2
Content 6
When to Get Help 14
For Students and Recent Graduates 15
Chapter 2 Resume Makeovers 19
50-Plus Job Candidate (Management) 20
Displaced Homemaker (Administration) 22
No Clear Career Path (Human Resources) 24
Public Relations Manager 26
Librarian 28
Editor 30
College Student: Management Major 32
Facilities Engineer 34
Chapter 3 That Final Polish 37
Apostrophe 38
Capitalization 38
Dates 39
Education 39
Emphasis 39
"Etc." 39
Experience 39
Ockham's Razor 40
Parentheses 42
Periods 43
"Responsibilities include ..." 43
Serial Comma 43
Slash 44
Subheads 44
Summary 44
Chapter 4 Electronic Resumes 47
Format 48
Content 50
Circulating Your Electronic Resume 53
Applicant Tracking Systems 56
Electronic Employment Databases 56
Posting Your Resume Via the Internet 57
Chapter 5 Cover Letters 63
Format 64
Content 67
Tips for Successful Cover Letters 69
Cover Letter Blunders to Avoid 71
Chapter 6 Internet Job Search 79
The World Wide Web 81
Commercial On-line Services 86
Usenet Newsgroups 88
Bulletin Board Systems 90
Networking On-line 91
Chapter 7 Interviewing 95
Know the Company 96
Attire 96
Grooming 97
What to Bring 97
The Crucial First Few Moments 98
Avoid the Negative 98
Money: Don't Ask 98
Handling Impossible Questions 99
After the Interview 99
Don't Forget to Write 100
Handling Rejection 100
Zingers! 101
For Students and Recent Graduates 107
Chapter 8 Resume Samples for Special Situations 111
50-Plus Job Candidate (Management) 112
All Employment at One Company (Administrator) 113
At-Home Mom Reentering the Workforce (Nursing) 114
Career Changer (Public Relations) 115
Displaced Homemaker (Food Service) 116
Former Small-Business Owner (Desktop Publishing) Seeking Staff Position 117
Freelancer (Writer and Editor) 118
Gaps in Employment History (Editor) 119
Military Background (Intelligence Specialist) 120
No Clear Career Path (Human Resources) 121
Overseas Employment History (Field Administrator) 122
Retiree Reentering the Workforce (Principal) 123
Short Employment History (Legal Assistant) 124
Weak Educational Background (Assistant Manager) 125
Chapter 9 Resume Samples for Students 127
Accounting Major 128
Business Administration Major 129
College Student Applying for an Internship 130
Computer Science Major 131
English Major 132
Finance Major 133
Nursing Major 134
Occupational Therapy Major 135
Physical Therapy Major 136
Recent Grad School Grad (Communications) 137
Recent High School Grad (Child Care) 138
Recent MBA 139
Some College but No Degree (Accounting) 140
Transfer Student 141
Chapter 10 Resume Samples for Common Jobs 143
Account Executive 144
Accountant 145
Accounting Clerk 146
Accounts Payable Clerk (General) 147
Accounts Receivable Clerk 148
Actor/Actress 149
Ad Copywriter (Direct Mail) 150
Administrative Assistant (Investments) 151
Advertising Assistant 152
Aircraft Mechanic 153
Aircraft Pilot 154
Applications Programmer (General) 155
Architect 156
Art Instructor 157
Assistant Editor 158
Assistant Personnel Officer 159
Assistant Store Manager 160
Associate Editor 161
Bank Teller 162
Benefits Coordinator 163
Billing Clerk 164
Billing Supervisor 165
Bookkeeper (Agency) 166
Bookkeeping Clerk 167
Branch Manager (Temporary Services) 168
Budget Director 169
Building Inspector 170
Case Worker/Legal Advocate 171
Cashier 172
Caterer 173
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 174
Chef (Assistant) 175
Chef (Executive) 176
Coach 177
Comedian 178
Computer Operator 179
Controller (General) 180
Copy Editor 181
Correctional Officer 182
Correspondent 183
Cosmetologist 184
Counselor (Mental Health) 185
Counselor (School) 186
Credit Analyst 187
Customer Service Representative (Sales) 188
Dancer 189
Data Entry Supervisor 190
Daycare Worker 191
Dental Assistant 192
Dental Hygienist 193
Desktop Publisher 194
Dietary Technician 195
Dietician 196
Dispatcher (Medical) 197
Editor 198
Electrician 199
Emergency Medical Technician 200
Employer Relations Representative 201
ESL Teacher 202
Executive Assistant 203
Executive Secretary (Banking) 204
Facilities Engineer 205
Fast Food Worker 206
File Clerk 207
Film Production Assistant 208
Financial Analyst 209
Firefighter 210
Fitness Instructor 211
Flight Attendant (Lead) 212
Food Inspector 213
General Manager (Printing Company) 214
General Office Clerk 215
Graphic Artist/Designer 216
Guard 217
Hairstylist 218
Health Club Manager 219
HMO Administrator 220
Home Health Aide 221
Hospital Administrator 222
Hotel Clerk 223
Hotel Concierge 224
Hotel Manager (Front Desk) 225
Human Services Worker (Juvenile and Family) 226
Information Support Specialist 227
Insurance Agent 228
Insurance Underwriter (General) 229
Interior Designer 230
Job Placement Officer 231
Journalist 232
Junior Accountant 233
Lab Technician 234
Labor Relations Specialist 235
Laboratory Assistant 236
Laboratory Technician 237
LAN Administrator 238
Law Clerk (Corporate and Contract Law) 239
Legal Assistant 240
Legal Secretary (Civil Law) 241
Librarian 242
Loan Administrator 243
Management Accountant (Restaurant) 244
Management Consultant 245
Manager (Computers) 246
Manager of Network Administration 247
Manufacturer's Representative 248
Manufacturing Engineer 249
Marketing Assistant 250
Marketing Consultant 251
Marketing Manager 252
Medical Records Clerk 253
MIS Manager 254
Model 255
Nanny 256
Nurse (Home Health Care) 257
Nutritionist 258
Occupational Therapist 259
Office Manager (General) 260
Operations Manager (Distributor) 261
Order Entry Clerk 262
Paralegal (Civil Law) 263
Payroll Manager 264
Personnel Consultant 265
Photographer 266
Physical Therapist (Orthopedic) 267
Physician Assistant 268
Police Officer (Campus) 269
Program Coordinator 270
Project Manager 271
Proofreader 272
Public Relations (Special Events) 273
Public Relations Manager 274
Publicist 275
Purchasing Agent 276
QA Test Technician 277
Quality Control Inspector 278
Real Estate Appraiser 279
Receptionist (General) 280
Receptionist (Salon) 281
Recruiter (Human Resources Department) 282
Reporter 283
Research Associate 284
Restaurant Manager (Fast Food) 285
Retail Buyer 286
Retail Store Manager 287
Sales Administrator 288
Sales Assistant (General) 289
Sales Representative (Computers) 290
Salesperson 291
Secretary (Hospital) 292
Social Worker (Juvenile) 293
Speech Pathologist 294
Staff Assistant 295
Stenographer 296
Subcontractor (Programming) 297
Surveyor 298
Systems Analyst (Industrial) 299
Systems Engineer 300
Systems Programmer 301
Teacher (Elementary School) 302
Teacher (High School) 303
Teacher (Preschool) 304
Technical Instructor 305
Technical Support Specialist 306
Technical Writer 307
Telecommunications Manager 308
Telemarketer 309
Telephone Operator 310
Training Specialist 311
Travel Agent 312
Tutor 313
Typist 314
Veterinarian 315
Veterinary Assistant 316
Waitperson 317
Warehouse Manager 318
Index 319
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