Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs [NOOK Book]

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Editor Anne McKinney
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There are hot new jobs in the exploding computer field, but how do you get to them, and how do you present yourself in the most favorable light so that you can be considered for the best jobs? This book will help you enter or advance in the computer field, and you'll make sure you "talk the talk" of the field in ways that are designed to get potential employers dialing your number or e-mailing you. If ...
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Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs

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Overview

Editor Anne McKinney
Reviews and Excerpts
There are hot new jobs in the exploding computer field, but how do you get to them, and how do you present yourself in the most favorable light so that you can be considered for the best jobs? This book will help you enter or advance in the computer field, and you'll make sure you "talk the talk" of the field in ways that are designed to get potential employers dialing your number or e-mailing you. If you want to know how to discuss LAN, WAN, MCSE, UNIX, network switching, and many other technical terms, this book is for you.
"This book gathers real resumes which gained computer jobs of all kinds. Since many technical types aren't writers, this comes as a special gift: select a winning format, plug in your background specs, and away you go. It's that easy--with REAL RESUMES in hand." - The Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885288585
  • Publisher: Prep Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Real-Resumes Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 956 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Art of Finding a Job 1
Part 1 Some Advice About Your Job Hunt 4
Step 1 Planning Your Job Hunt and Assembling the Right Tools 4
Step 2 Using Your Resume and Cover Letter 6
Step 3 Preparing for Interviews 9
Step 4 Handling the Interview and Negotiating Salary 11
Researching Companies and Locating Employers 13
Part 2 Cover Letters for Computer Jobs 17
The Anatomy of a Cover Letter 20
Sample Cover Letters for Job Hunting 22
Changing careers from teaching 23
Changing careers from the aviation industry 24
Changing careers from military service 25
Changing careers with a cover letter that emphasizes hardware knowledge 26
Changing careers from the government sector 27
Launching a career in the computer industry 28
Changing careers from a slow-growth industry to a high-tech environment 29
Changing careers into the computer sales field 30
Changing careers with the goal of becoming more involved in fiber optics 31
Changing careers from federal service to the private sector 32
Sixteen Questions Career Changers Ask About Cover Letters 33
Question 1 What is the "direct approach?" 34
Question 2 How do I address a letter to an ad that provides names and addresses? 35
Question 3 What's the best way to answer a "blind ad?" 36
Question 4 How do I respond to a recruiter or headhunter who has approached me? 37
Question 5 How do I apply for internal openings? 38
Question 6 How do I ask for consideration for multiple job openings? 39
Question 7 How do I e-mail or fax my resume and cover letter? 40
Question 8 If I want to "drop a name" in a cover letter, what's the best way? 41
Question 9 If I'm relocating soon, how do I say that? 42
Question 10 If I've recently relocated, what do I say in the cover letter? 43
Question 11 What if I want to reopen a door that I closed previously? 44
Question 12 What if they ask for salary requirements? 45
Question 13 What if they ask for salary history? 46
Question 14 How do I make it clear that I want my approach to be confidential? 47
Question 15 How do I write a follow-up letter after an interview? 48
Question 16 How do I resign--gracefully? 49
Another Letter of Leave Taking 50
Part 3 Real-Resumes for Computer Jobs 51
Automated Systems Team Chief (Robert Hederman) 54
Chief of Communication Systems Construction (Arthur Tipton) 56
Cisco Certified Network Associate (Jeanne Wu) 58
Communications Advisor (Cassandra Wills) 60
Communications Supervisor (Henry Sprague) 62
Computer Center Supervisor (David Ensor) 64
Computer Center Supervisor (Marty Fish) 66
Computer Products Sales (Edward Grimes III) 68
Computer Programmer (Mason Jenkins) 70
Computer Programmer (Timothy Mays) 72
Computer Information Systems Products (Casey Holtz) 74
Computer Operator (Susan West) 76
Computer Programming Student (Charles Harding) 78
Computer Sales Representative (John Jarcho) 80
Computer Sales Specialist (Samantha Love) 82
Computer Science Graduate (Adam Henke) 84
Computer Science Student (David Curtins) 86
Computer Science Student (Kyle Sweeney) 88
Computer Science Student (Stephen Klink) 90
Computer Specialist (Kyle Myslinsky) 92
Computer Specialist (Wayne Luke) 94
Computer Technician (Rachel Clinton) 96
Electrical Engineeer (Willie Horton) 98
Electronics Engineering Student (Richard White) 100
Electronics Maintenance Supervisor (Charles Stout) 102
Electronics Management Graduate (William Duff) 104
Electronics Repair Technician (Mark Goodman) 106
Electronics Technology Student (Pete Dawkins) 108
Fiber Optics Instructor (Steven Hutt) 110
Forced Entry Switch Section Supervisor (Doug Kenna) 112
Hardware Repair Specialist (Michael Irvin) 114
Microsoft Certified Professional (John Tessler) 116
Microsoft Certified Professional (Kenny Stevens) 118
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (Anthony Hopkins) 120
MIS Vice President (Robert Schniepp) 122
Mobile Subscriber Equipment Team Chief (Dawn Hollander) 124
Multichannel Transmission Systems Supervisor (Grace Mayweather) 126
Multimode System Operator (Johnathon Little) 128
Network Analyst (Charles Folkart) 130
Network Engineer (John Lasak) 132
Network Engineering Student (Daniel Lewis) 134
Network Manager (Lucia Villar) 136
Network Manager (Edward Marow) 138
Network Surveillance Engineer (Kaye Green) 140
Network Switching Chief (Denise Ching) 142
Network Switching Manager (Sean Keller) 144
Network Switching Systems Supervisor (Mike Novogratz) 146
Network Switching Systems Supervisor (Robert Porter) 148
Programmer and Analyst (Evan Dreyer) 150
Senior Systems Analyst (Robert Larson) 152
Signal Communications Analyst (Adam Howard) 154
Systems Administrator (Benjamin Long) 156
Systems Analyst (Philip Dees) 158
Systems Analyst (Jon Du Pre) 160
Telecommunications Maintenance Technician (Elmer Oliphant) 162
Telecommunications Operator (Robin Olds) 164
Telecommunications Supervisor (Betty Merritt) 166
Telecommunications Supervisor (Syd Moran) 168
Telecommunications Support Systems Supervisor (Josiah Dubber) 170
Telecommunications Team Supervisor (Frederick Lark) 172
Test Plans Analyst (Spartan Agnew) 174
Website Designer/Systems Technician (Jason Fincher) 176
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