How to Say It on Your Resume: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Resume for Every Job

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An insider shows how to tailor a résumé that sets applicants apart from a sea of candidates.

Recruiting director Brad Karsh has worked with thousands of misguided job seekers. Now he's putting his experience into print, with step-by-step guidelines to improve the wording, content, and format of any résumé.

Knowing how employers choose candidates, the author shows how to make a résumé stand out. Whether readers are looking to make a career ...

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Overview

An insider shows how to tailor a résumé that sets applicants apart from a sea of candidates.

Recruiting director Brad Karsh has worked with thousands of misguided job seekers. Now he's putting his experience into print, with step-by-step guidelines to improve the wording, content, and format of any résumé.

Knowing how employers choose candidates, the author shows how to make a résumé stand out. Whether readers are looking to make a career change, re-enter the workforce, find a first job, or acquire an internal position, Karsh demonstrates how to transform any résumé?and get results. Includes advice for:

• First jobs
• Re-entering the work force
• Applicants who have been laid off
• Career changes
• Older applicants
• And more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735204348
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 684,729
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Karsh, president and founder of JobBound, a company that helps professionals in their job search, has been featured on several national news channels and in most major newspapers. He also writes a job advice column for Yahoo!

Courtney Pike is the director of communications at JobBound.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

What Qualities Are Recruiting Directors Looking for in a Resume? 3

How Do You Write a Great Resume? 6

Sections of Your Resume 13

Resume Format and Visual Impact 21

Special Tips for Online Resumes 23

The Career Change 27

Seeking Internal Promotion 53

Frequent Job Changer 75

The Gap 93

Laid Off 111

Moving Up in an Industry 129

Stuck in a Rut 145

Wondering What Else Is Out There 187

Fifteen or More Years of Experience 211

First Job After Second Degree 223

From Student to Professional 243

Student Resume 255

Conclusion 261

Appendices

Powerful Action Verbs 267

Resume Writing Checklist 269

The Cover Letter 271

Index 281

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

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    One of the best among the many on the shelves.

    Excellent examples and very current. It has a section (resume prototype) for people who have been laid off and for the older worker who has fifteen years or more of experience.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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