How to Write and Design a Professional Résumé to Get the Job: Insider Secrets You Need to Know

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In these tough economic times companies are downsizing, outsourcing, and merging, and job seekers are facing more competition than ever. You need a great resume to stand out from the crowd. Your resume is a platform to detail your achievements and experience. A resume is a document, designed to an employer on why they should contact and ultimately hire you.

You will learn the basic components that must be in your resume, resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, ...

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Overview

In these tough economic times companies are downsizing, outsourcing, and merging, and job seekers are facing more competition than ever. You need a great resume to stand out from the crowd. Your resume is a platform to detail your achievements and experience. A resume is a document, designed to an employer on why they should contact and ultimately hire you.

You will learn the basic components that must be in your resume, resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, what fonts to use, how to stress accomplishments, what information you should never put on resume, how to write your resume from the employer's perspective, how to write the resume to fit the job, what words to use and what words never to use, techniques to get the interview, the secrets of a great cover letter, how to best describe your experience, how to detail employment gaps, and how to develop a professional resume. You also will learn about paper selection, electronic resumes, white space, margins, graphics, and computer software to help layout your resume. If you use all this information, you will give yourself that edge over the competition that you deserve.   The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version.  It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at sales@atlantic-pub.com

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice.  Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601381347
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     6
Preface     9
Introduction     11
The Basics     15
Know Thyself     31
Traditional Resume Styles     39
New Technology Resume Styles     61
The Parts and Pieces     77
Branding     93
The Power of Words     103
The Basics of Design     113
The Sticky Parts     123
Specialty Resumes     141
Especially for Students     161
The Final Check     171
Letters, Letters, and More Letters     177
Portfolios     195
Resume Writing Services     213
Today's Job Market     219
The Basics for the Job Interview     231
After the Interview     255
Resume Writing Resources     257
Appendix A     261
Appendix B     267
Dedication/Biography     275
Glossary     277
Bibliography     283
Index     287
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  • Posted April 28, 2009

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    Great Tool

    A good resume is crucial for obtaining an interview with a potential employer. However, putting all of your skills, achievements, and goals on paper in a visually pleasant and unique way is not as simple as 1-2-3. Landing your dream job, whatever it may be, all depends on submitting a great resume.

    "How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job: Insider Secrets You Need to Know" is a valuable resource for individuals who want to find their perfect job. The beginning of the book encourages readers to analyze their own skills, likes, wants, and needs through reflective worksheets. Dale Mayer does a good job of including a variety of formats, styles, and types of resumes focusing specifically on the purpose and effectiveness of each kind. This book also details how succinctly highlight promising attributes and accomplishments without sounding like a broken record.

    This book also contains information about the kind of career move you are making, and what kind of resume will be the most effective. Aside from thorough resume-writing advice, Mayer also includes interview and networking tips. This is a great career guide and contains valuable information for job-seekers everywhere.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    The Write Resume

    Did you know that the #1 trick to writing a winning resume is "knowing what you like, what you want, what you can do, and what you have to offer." Ms Mayer turns the daunting prospect of creating the right resume and finding the right job into an easily managed process.

    Unlike books that simply give examples of standard resumes this book covers the basics as well as offers worksheets to help the job seeker get started. There are also chapters that deal with special cases (criminal past, job history problems, over qualified, under-qualified) and information on how to research jobs and how to prepare for the interview. Sample targeted resumes and case studies are also offered as well as specialty resumes (for the executive, military career, the self-employed, the student resume).

    Whether you are looking for your first or next job this book is the perfect companion. Helpful web sites and a CD-ROM are included. Professional resume writer Caroneau Roberts has written the foreword.

    Also, part of the profits from this book will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States in honor of "Bear" a rescued dog who served as "Vice President of Sunshine" at Atlantic Publishing.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    What you need to need to stand out amongst the pack.

    With unemployment on the rise at startling rates, now more than ever job seekers are finding that having a top-notch resume is absolutely vital to securing employment. Job seekers are facing competition with not dozens, but hundreds of other applicants resulting in the need to stand out amongst the pack like never before. Dale Mayer's book How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job is a must-have for anyone cruising the want ads.

    From the basics of good resume construction to an overview of various resume styles, Mayer gives readers a comprehensive direction on how to put their best foot forward. Best of all, the sample resumes the author includes throughout the book make the process that much easier.

    Another extraordinary aspect of How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job is the number of helpful worksheets scattered throughout, most notably the Self Assessment & Work Values worksheets which aid job seekers in determining their best assets. I also love the various case studies given which bring real-world insights to the forefront. Lastly, with emphasis on new technologies such as web resumes and video resumes, Mayer demonstrates that her information is not only relevant and up-to-date, it's cutting edge.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    If you cant find a job with this book, don't blame the author.

    How to write and design a professional résumé to get the job : insider secrets you need to
    know : with companion CD-ROM / by Dale Mayer; Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., book; 290 pages.

    It's no secret there are many books, CD's, programs and lectures on Resumes, job hunting, interviewing and the like, but Dale Mayer does a remarkably well job in this book.
    Mayer covers quite a few subjects. Not only Resumes, but different types of resumes, from the student to mid- or change-career resumes, as well as executive and self-employment resumes, but also interview tips, online resumes, portfolios. There literally, is something for everyone.
    Mayer goes into detail on each type of resume, even providing worksheets, examples and statements from professionals in the industry. Worksheets are mostly for those who have never written a resume, such as students or those coming from a displaced home. The examples are timely and easily understood, for beginners and those who are writing a resume after an extended absence. The short statements from professionals are well-written and show a glimpse into what other Resume professional writers suggest, underscoring Mayer's professionalism.
    The pace of the book is steady, no subject or area was either rushed or plodding. The language is easy to understand, the examples are well laid out and the tone is of a discussion, rather than a lecture or berating the reader. Mayer is to be congratulated on writing an easy to understand book that gives so many people looking for work such a difficult time.
    Even the most hardened job seeker will find tidbits to draw from. Do you have a Brand? Would you like one? What about an online video resume? Or a Weblog or webpage to highlight yourself or skills?
    This book deserves a five star rating.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

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    What Color is Your Parachute for the Rest of Us

    Richard Bolles set the gold standard for career advice in 1970 when he wrote What Color is Your Parachute. And his advice was sound in last century's best-of-all-possible worlds. But his advice required the twin luxuries of time and a financial cushion. The 21st century needs a new round of job-hunting advice.

    How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job by Dale Mayer may just be taking up where Bolles left off. It's like a What Color is Your Parachute for the rest us, which means just about any person contemplating a job search in the 21st century. In what may be a rarity in contemporary publishing, Mayer's title under promises but over delivers. This isn't just another cobbled together laundry list of resume tactics and techniques; this is a comprehensive Baedeker to the whole job hunting life cycle.

    Mayer touches on everything from the rigorous self-examination you need to conduct before putting pen to paper (these days, that's usually cursor to computer screen) to the etiquette of accepting (or declining) a job offer. She goes into chapter and verse of the nitty-gritty of how to know what you want in a job and how to present yourself to win value. Her advice on what to leave out of your resume is as valuable as what she has to say about what you should include.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2008

    dog-gone good resume book!

    Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks at least this slightly seasoned dog believes you can, and this is one great book for learning news ways to do an old thing: Create an effective resume. After a career in first daily journalism and then higher education public relations I find myself in the job market again. I thought that my old resume, constructed over the years, would be fine. Boy, was I wrong. But Dale Mayer, in ¿How To Write and Design a Professional Resume and Get the Job¿ came to the rescue. Her 287-book is chock full of everything you need to write a good, perhaps great, resume. What I found best was the series of ¿self-assessment¿ worksheets. They let me see that my resume was all over the place and that I needed to redo it to ¿include only what is relevant to the post¿ I am applying for. So I have. And you can too. Whether you want to create a basic, targeted, creative, web or video resume this book can show you how to do it, covering the basics from cover letters to interview techniques. And the accompanying CD-ROM lets you view various resume styles that can be adapted to your particular needs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    Everything You Need in One Easy Location

    Wow! I never thought about writing a resume in such detail until this book. From the introduction, I was excited about the possibilities presented. The author gave hope for finding the right job for me even in a tough economy. And then, once hope was generated, the book walked step by step through everything I ever needed to know to be thorough in writing a resume that will get me noticed. There was no specific agenda or sales pitch. Plus, I didn¿t have to read it straight through, I could flip to the chapters I needed. For me, Chapter 9 was the bet part, helping to deal with the difficult situations in life, everything from a criminal history to gaps in employment to being over-qualified. With this book, I was given the opportunity to seek the job I wanted. And, just when I thought I was prepared to begin my new and improved job search, the book detailed everything from writing a cover letter to preparing for the interview and following up. It really is a full service career counselor tucked into 290 pages readily available for constant review.

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