Knock 'em Dead Resumes: How to Write a Killer Resume That Gets You Job Interviews

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Move your resume to the top of the pile!

At a time when companies can draw on resume banks containing millions of documents, you'll need to create a concise and powerful resume if you want to stand out.

Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has built a set of rules for creating the most effective document to get you noticed. He'll guide you through every step of the writing process as well as ...

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Overview

Move your resume to the top of the pile!

At a time when companies can draw on resume banks containing millions of documents, you'll need to create a concise and powerful resume if you want to stand out.

Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has built a set of rules for creating the most effective document to get you noticed. He'll guide you through every step of the writing process as well as provide you with all-new examples of industry-specific resumes and those that cover every stage of your career. Yate also offers valuable advice on how to submit a resume electronically, what to include on social marketing profiles, and how to make the most of keywords so that search engines find your resume quickly.

With Knock 'em Dead Resumes, 10th Edition, you'll grab employers' attention - and score the job you want!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440536816
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Series: Knock 'em Dead Series
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 109,651
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Facts of Life 8

Chapter 1 Your Resume-The Most Financially Important Document You'll Ever Own 9

Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, you work, and when it doesn't work, you don't.

Chapter 2 Your Customer Knows What He Wants-How to Get Inside His Head 15

How to create a template for the story your resume needs to tell in order to be successful.

Chapter 3 Your Resume Is a Garbage In/Garbage Out Proposition 33

Fifty percent of the success of any project depends on the preparation. Taking the time to gather the right information for your resume makes the difference between interviews and no interviews.

Chapter 4 How to Define and Build a Desirable Professional Brand 47

In any job search you are selling a product: You are a bundle of skills and capabilities suited to a particular set of challenges. Like any product you will do better when you give a distinct identity to what you are taking to market.

Chapter 5 Resume Formats 69

A resume's format can help emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of your professional background.

Chapter 6 The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Way to Write Your Resume-Keep It Simple, Stupid 83

The most effective way to get a premium, powerful resume for a professional job in the shortest time with the least hassle.

Chapter 7 How to Give Your Resume Punch 113

First impressions are important. Editing polishes your content and helps it deliver a greater punch.

Chapter 8 Resume Customization, Alternative Resumes, and Formats Needed for an Effective Job Search 123

With the job search the way it is today, you may need to repackage your background into three or more different delivery vehicles.

Chapter 9 Ready to Launch 147

Everyone hates reading resumes, so here are some powerful strategies to make your resume data dense and visually accessible to distracted readers.

Chapter 10 The Resumes 153

One hundred-plus killer resumes that got real jobs for real people.

Index 313

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Love this book!  It breaks down the resume writing process into

    Love this book!  It breaks down the resume writing process into doable steps that anyone can follow.  Knock 'em Dead  Résumés doesn't just tell you what to do, it tells you why each step is relevant in today's tough job market.   I've read other résumé books that were too textbook-like for my taste.  Yates straightforward, tell it like it is writing style makes for easy and even enjoyable reading.  Can't wait to put into practice all that I've learned!           

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    I didn't like it

    This book didn't help me very much at all. I bought it because of the title but it was a bad idea. If it weren't a nook book, I would return it and get something else.

    The sample resumes provided are not diverse at all. There are way to many examples of people in the same professions (nurses, IT, etc.) and not enough for other professions. I don't feel like the author really explained how to effectively write a killer resume...instead he asked a bunch of questions to get you thinking, which was okay but didn't offer any answers to those questions or examples of what the answers might be and how to incorporate the answers as well constructed sentences that would make a great summary or accomplishment.

    This didn't help me at all.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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