Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies

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by Joyce Lain Kennedy
     
 

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Write a winning resume and land that job interview! Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market

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Write a winning resume and land that job interview! Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself. Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.
• Instructions for writing an inclusive core resume
• Tips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industries
• Common resume-writing mistakes to avoid Updated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470873618
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Lain Kennedy's twice-weekly "Careers" column appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Her other books include For Dummies(r) guides to cover letters and job interviews.

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Resumes For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just what I needed as someone who hadn't had to look for a job in a long time. It brought me up to date on how the resume has changed since the hard-copy days. I'm following its recommended practice of preparing an all-encompassing compilation for reference, then extracting a targeted resume for each job application. Highly recommended.
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mld0806 More than 1 year ago
While the textual information is good in this book, the sample resumes are rendered in such minute and blurry form as to be unreadable. Would be better suited for a Nook Enhanced title or presentation as a Nook magazine format. In this case I would definitely say "Better get this one in pulp." That said, another solid Dummies book. Great information, well presented.
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MargaretReed More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
mmastagni More than 1 year ago
As an author of a book about employment search myself, I found this to be both relevant and current. it is a tool that will facilitate the process of job seeking.