How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes: Easy Tips, Basic Templates, Sample Formats, and Real Examples that Get Job Interviews Like Magic

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"Extraordinary.... A hundred books in one.... This book is a home run." -- From the FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles, author of the best-selling "What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"

The ultimate guide for college students and grads seeking interviews in a tough economy. It explains how to:

(1) transform even modest educational achievements and non-paying life ...

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Overview

"Extraordinary.... A hundred books in one.... This book is a home run." -- From the FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles, author of the best-selling "What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"

The ultimate guide for college students and grads seeking interviews in a tough economy. It explains how to:

(1) transform even modest educational achievements and non-paying life experiences -- from hobbies and travel to family circumstances and extracurricular activities -- into persuasive statements about abilities,

(2) generate job interviews by professionally fine-tuning resumes and cover letters specifically for each application, and

(3) prepare successfully for interviews by writing persuasive resumes and cover letters.

REVEALS RESUME-WRITING SECRETS:

* what to include when you lack paid professional experience

* how to get great references even from people you don't know well

* why to use a summary statement instead of an objective statement in most fields

* when to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills

* why you should NOT list most courses already taken

* what to do if your GPA is unimpressive

* which designs and basic templates work the best

* how to determine the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job

* the 5 things you MUST address in a cover letter

SPECIAL FEATURES

* an in-depth index so you can find exactly what you need

* before-and-after samples of rewritten resumes and cover letters

* a helpful flow chart for writing resumes and cover letters

* "Dr. Q’s Tips" based on actual student and alumni experiences

* "Expert Advice" quotations from dozens of publications not online

* a categorized list of "action verbs" that appeal to potential employers

* sample resumes with accompanying cover letters

THE AUTHORS

Quentin Schultze, Ph.D. (AKA "Dr. Q"), is a well-published and prize-winning author, a popular speaker, and an award-winning college teacher with over 30 years experience mentoring students and graduates. Bethany Kim is a writer, teacher, and consultant on teaching English to adult learners.

ENDORSEMENTS

"This superb book explains how students and graduates can demonstrate that they're equipped for a job when they don't have any formal job experience to reference. Wish I had it 20 years ago." -- Gary Van Prooyen, Global Brand Director, Motorola, Inc.

"Practical and inspiring. If more of the resumes that come across my desk used this advice, hiring would be a lot easier. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book." -- Kevin Jeffer, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, re:creative

"I used to teach resume writing without a textbook because none of them really covered all the essentials. That's over. This book has all the nuts and bolts college-aged job hunters need." -- Professor Kathy Bruner, Taylor University

"I am making this book required reading for all my students." -- Professor Kevin T. Jones, Director of Internships, George Fox University

"Great for today’s fiercely competitive job market!" -- Scott Stegenga, Partner Manager, Yahoo! Search Marketing

"Brilliant! Should be required reading for every career-bound college graduate." -- Professor Peter A. Kerr, Asbury University

"Finally, a book I can recommend on writing resumes and cover letters!" -- Professor John Pauley, Eastern University

"WOW! I can't wait to get copies for my students." -- Professor Barbara Spies, Cardinal Stritch University

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What People Are Saying

Gary Van Prooyen
"This superb book explains how students and graduates can demonstrate that they're equipped for a job when they don't have any formal job experience to reference. Wish I had it 20 years ago." -- (Gary Van Prooyen, Global Brand Director, Motorola, Inc. )
Kevin Jeffer
"Practical and inspiring. If more of the resumes that come across my desk used this advice, hiring would be a lot easier. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book." -- (Kevin Jeffer, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, re: creative)
Kathy Bruner
"I used to teach resume writing without a textbook because none of them really covered all the essentials. That's over. This book has all the nuts and bolts college-aged job hunters need." -- (Professor Kathy Bruner, Taylor University)
Kevin T. Jones
"I am making this book required reading for all my students." --(Professor Kevin T. Jones, Director of Internships, George Fox University )
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982706305
  • Publisher: Edenridge Press LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,460,689
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Quentin Schultze, Ph.D. (AKA "Dr. Q"),is a well-published and prize-winning author, a popular speaker, and an award-winning college teacher with over 30 years experience mentoring students and graduates. Bethany Kim is a writer, teacher, and consultant on teaching English to adult learners.
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