Resume Doctor: How to Transform a Troublesome Work History into a Winning Resume

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In the Resume Doctor, John J. Marcus dissects the resume like a surgeon, showing you how to overcome problem areas in your employment background, including: a history of unrelated positions, a record of job-hopping, lacking the experience that a position traditionally requires (but you know you have the ability to do the job), undergoing a recent decrease in responsibility, having an unflattering position on your resume, being currently unemployed or having a history of unemployment, and nearing retirement age. ...
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Overview

In the Resume Doctor, John J. Marcus dissects the resume like a surgeon, showing you how to overcome problem areas in your employment background, including: a history of unrelated positions, a record of job-hopping, lacking the experience that a position traditionally requires (but you know you have the ability to do the job), undergoing a recent decrease in responsibility, having an unflattering position on your resume, being currently unemployed or having a history of unemployment, and nearing retirement age. In today's tough job market, your resume will get only 10-15 seconds to make the right impression. The Resume Doctor will show you how to maximize these moments, and how to better showcase your strengths and successes. You'll learn what demanding managers and recruiters are looking for, what they don't want to find, and how to create a resume that can survive the most grueling examination, no matter what your job history.
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For people with a work history that could land them in hot water, composing a strong rsum is essential. Marcus (The Complete Job Interview Handbook, HarperCollins, 1994. 3d ed.) demonstrates rsum-writing methods that will smooth over those rough areas of employment history. Targeting eight concerns such as spotty work history, decreasing responsibility, and job hopping, he provides before and after examples that demonstrate how rsums can emphasize skills rather than problems. There is also a section on special tips, such as when to use an untraditional approach, when to include personal information, and whether to emphasize past employers or titles. For people who wish to see their concerns directly addressed with targeted examples, this would be a good choice, but Marcus's general rsum prescription is neither new nor unique. An optional choice.-Joshua Cohen, Mid-Hudson Lib. System, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062733696
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/23/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1 The Key Components of A Resume 1
Ch. 2 Overcoming Problem Areas 23
Ch. 3 The Secondary Sections 81
Ch. 4 Putting it All Together 89
Ch. 5 Special Tips, Special Situations, and Special Job Hunters 116
Ch. 6 Cover Letters 187
Ch. 7 The Resume-Letter 204
Ch. 8 Where to Go with Your Resume 210
Index 219
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