The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes

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Write the perfect resume—with help from the experts at Resume.com!

The first step to getting a great job is writing a great resume. The career professionals at Resume.com have years of experience helping job-hunters craft unbeatable resumes, and now you can tap into that experience yourself. The Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes includes detailed, real-world sample resumes for almost every profession, along with proven strategies ...

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Overview

Write the perfect resume—with help from the experts at Resume.com!

The first step to getting a great job is writing a great resume. The career professionals at Resume.com have years of experience helping job-hunters craft unbeatable resumes, and now you can tap into that experience yourself. The Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes includes detailed, real-world sample resumes for almost every profession, along with proven strategies for getting noticed—and getting the job.

More than just a resume guide, this comprehensive career resource covers all four steps of the job search process—career planning, resume writing, marketing yourself to employers, and, finally, interviewing. You'll not only craft the best possible resume for any position, you'll write winning cover letters and follow-up letters that make employers take notice. And, as an added bonus, you'll get a free career search capabilities consultation and resume evaluation from a specialist at Resume.com.

Whether you've been working for twenty years or you're just out of college, The Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes features all the tools you need to succeed:

  • Detailed sample resumes from a wide variety of careers and professions
  • Inside tips for better online job-hunting
  • In-depth descriptions of every resume style and format
  • Step-by-step guidance for crafting your perfect resume
  • Emergency resume troubleshooting tips
  • Specific strategies for international, government, and academic jobs
  • Helpful worksheets, checklists, before-and-after resume comparisons, and much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071411059
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/29/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 343,944
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Rose Curtis, CPRW, and Warren Simons, CPRW, served as Co-managing Editors of Resume.com, the nation's leading provider of Web-based career services with more than 100 professional resume writers and career consultants nationwide.

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Table of Contents

List of Resumes by Industry/Job Title ix
Preface xi
Who Is Resume.com? xii
Why This Book Is Unique xii
1 An Introduction to Professional Resumes 1
An Internet Primer 2
Seven Steps to Building a Great Resume 2
Choosing the Right Format for You 5
2 The Chronological Resume Format 7
Chronological Resume Template and Samples 9
3 The Functional Resume Format 14
Functional Resume Template and Samples 17
4 The Combination Resume Format 27
Combination Resume Template and Samples 29
5 Step-by-Step Guide to Resume Formatting 35
Step 1 Opening and Saving a Word File 36
Step 2 Setting the Page Margins 36
Step 3 The Right Fonts and Font Sizes to Use 37
6 Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Resume 41
Step 1 Writing and Creating Powerful Headers 44
Step 2 The Headline versus the Objective 48
Step 3 The Summary of Qualifications 53
Step 4 The Professional Experience Section 60
Step 5 The Education Section 66
Step 6 Awards and Recognition 70
Step 7 Computer Skills 72
Step 8 Keywords 76
7 What is a Keyword? 79
How Keywords Work 80
Electronic Resume Keyword Databases 80
8 The Internet Resume 83
The ASCII Resume 84
9 The Inside Scoop on Job Boards 93
10 Resume Presentation 97
11 Industry-Specific Examples 99
Accounting 100
Administrative 103
Business 106
Construction 109
Customer Service 112
Engineering 115
Event Planning 119
Finance 122
Food Service 125
Hospitality 128
Human Resources 131
Insurance 134
Information Technology (IT) 136
Law Enforcement 139
Legal 142
Management 145
Marketing 148
Media 151
Pharmaceutical 154
Public Relations 157
Real Estate 160
Sales 163
Teaching 167
Telecommunications 170
12 The Information Technology (IT) Resume 173
13 The Student/Entry Level Resume 191
14 The Executive Resume 201
15 The Career Change Resume 213
16 Must-Have List for an Effective Job Search 223
Cover Letter 223
List of References 230
Letter of Recommendation 232
Follow-Up Letter 232
Thank You Letter 234
Appendix A Choosing the Right Resume Format (Quiz) 237
Appendix B Professional Resume Builder Worksheets 239
Appendix C Resume.com's List of Action Verbs 245
Index 249
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