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Create a "KickButt" resume that gets your foot in the door!

Show employers what you've got and why you're the one for the job! Careers expert Joyce Lain Kennedy provides step-by-step guidelines for creating a resume that powerfully presents your skills, experience, and personality -- to get you the interview you're after! Whether you're a recent graduate after your first big job or a seasoned professional looking to expand your career horizons,...

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Overview

Create a "KickButt" resume that gets your foot in the door!

Show employers what you've got and why you're the one for the job! Careers expert Joyce Lain Kennedy provides step-by-step guidelines for creating a resume that powerfully presents your skills, experience, and personality -- to get you the interview you're after! Whether you're a recent graduate after your first big job or a seasoned professional looking to expand your career horizons, Resumes for Dummies, 2nd Edition, will help you create a resume that won't take "no" for an answer.

Make a lasting first impression:

  • Find your most marketable self with easy worksheets
  • Choose a format that plays up your best features
  • Draft cool summary statements that sizzle and sell
  • Goof-proof your resume for picky computer scanners
  • Go digital with your resume -- online strategies that really work!
  • Use effective key words and avoid rookie rhetoric
  • Put a positive spin on tough issues like demotion and gaps in employment
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764551130
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/29/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Kostya Kennedy
Kostya Kennedy

Kostya Kennedy, a senior editor at Sports Illustrated, writes on a wide range of subjects. Before joining SI, he was a staff writer at Newsday and contributed to The New York Times and The New Yorker. He earned an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, from which he received a Pulitzer Fellowship. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, N.Y.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Resumes in the New Economy.

Chapter 1: What Employers Are Telling Us.

Chapter 2: The 21st Century Workplace.

PART II: FirstRate Resumes are Strong Sales Tools.

Chapter 3: What Your Resume Reveals about You.

Chapter 4: Formats Mean a lot: Choose Wisely.

Chapter 5: Contents Make the FirstRate Difference.

Chapter 6: Score Big: It's All in the Words.

Chapter 7: Deadweight Must Go!

PART III: Creating Your FirstRate Resume.

Chapter 8: Pumping Resume Iron with Worksheets.

Chapter 9: Draft Asset Statements That Sparkle.

Chapter 10: Nailing Down the FirstRate Look.

PART IV: Going Up and Cyber-Ways with Your Resume.

Chapter 11: Learning E-Resumes' New ABCs.

Chapter 12: Your Resume's Scanner Planner.

Chapter 13: Readying Your Resume to Live Online.

Chapter 14: Getting Your E-Resume to the Right Places.

Chapter 15: Playing It Smart: Cybersavvy Strategies.

Chapter 16: Here Now: Cyber-Resume Alternatives.

PART V: Answers to Specific Resume Stumpers.

Chapter 17: Spin Control against Deadly Perceptions.

Chapter 18: Spin Control against Special Issues.

Chapter 19: Core Concepts for Career Changers Today.

PART VI: Sample of FirstRate Resumes.

Chapter 20: A Sampling of FirstRate Resumes.

Chapter 21: A Sampling of Special Needs Resumes.

PART VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten (x3) Ways to Prove Your Brags.

Chapter 23: Ten Resume Myths Exposed.

Chapter 24: Ten (x3) Great Resume Tips.

Chapter 25: Ten (x3) Common Resume Blunders.

Chapter 26: Ten Tips for ChoosingProfessional Resume Help.

Chapter 27: Your Ten-Point (Or More) Resume Checklist.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2000

    Useful and a Great Read

    Chapter 2, Your DotCom Cover Note, with its 50 opening statements and 50 closing statements to use online, is amazingly useful. I didn't know there was so much to know about cover letters. I perused a library copy of the first edition, then bought the second edition to keep on my desk during my last successful job search. A few more letters for specific industries would be good.

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  • Posted September 11, 2009

    You need this book if you are looking for a job!!

    This book is fantastic...everything you need to think about and everything you need to know when you are putting together your cover letter and other job search documents. It's a quick read with great tips and a wide variety of sample letters. Even if you don't think you need this book, you need this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    THE best book for resume writing

    This book was the best book on resumes that I found. I use it as my main reference when I update my resume . The section on 'Spin Control' was particularly useful.

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