Get the Interview Every Time: Fortune 500 Hiring Professionals' Tips for Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

Get the Interview Every Time: Fortune 500 Hiring Professionals' Tips for Writing Winning Resumes and Cover Letters

by Brenda Greene
     
 

Get the Interview Every Time is an informative and up-to-date resource for job seekers who are looking for solid direction from Fortune 500 executives -- those directly responsible for hiring. Many corporations have regrouped in the last five years and downsizing has been the dreaded

Overview

Get the Interview Every Time is an informative and up-to-date resource for job seekers who are looking for solid direction from Fortune 500 executives -- those directly responsible for hiring. Many corporations have regrouped in the last five years and downsizing has been the dreaded outcome for millions. In this tough business climate, job applicants are finding that just getting in the door for an interview poses an enormous challenge.

So what has happened on the other side of the desk—as employers review huge piles of prospective resumes? What catches their attention? What turns them off? Author Brenda Greene surveyed 50 Fortune 500 employers— including Continental Airlines, Gannett, Kellogg, Merck, Chubb, Georgia Pacific, TIAA-CREF, Fannie Mae and UPS—to find out. The book contains valuable insight into just what it takes to command attention and interest in a crowded field.

Packed with sample resumes and cover letters that represent what hiring managers, directors, and vice presidents want to see, Get the Interview Every Time shows and tells what is expected versus what is rejected.

Readers will learn how to:

·         Research the company and its opportunities before sending any resumes.

·         Distill all of their talent and experience into a few well-chosen words.

·         Showcase their communication skills through a well-crafted cover letter.

·         Avoid hype.

·         Determine the resume style that looks and works the best.

·         Design and submit an electronic resume correctly.

Editorial Reviews

Sandra Pesmen
Greene's research also shows that in addition to tailoring each resume and cover letter individually, you must target those resumes and cover letters to specific open positions that are often posted on company Web sites.
Career News Service
Anita Bruzzese
Greene asked 50 Fortune 500 hiring professionals what they wanted to see in resumes ... and she unearthed some interesting facts.
syndicated columnist, Gannett News Service, March 14, 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780793183029
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

AppleOne Employment Service
"Whether you are gearing up for an end of the year run at open positions or getting a head start for next year's hiring season, [Get the Interview Every Time] has the cutting edge information that will put your resume at the top of a hiring manager's pile."
Allen Wastler
According to Greene, I share a lot of other gripes with Fortune 500 resume-shuffling pros. Like basic spelling, grammar and math errors. Or hype.
managing editor, CNN/Money.com, September 22, 2004

Meet the Author

Brenda Greene is an author, ghostwriter and editor. She was formerly marketing manager at a business-to-business venture, and was an editor at Working Woman magazine and Whitney Communications. She is coauthor of The Business Style Handbook: An A-to-Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500 and a coauthor of America's Girl, a biography about Gertrude Ederle.

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