Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies

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by Joyce Lain Kennedy
     
 

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Get your career in gear and write a winning resume to land that job interview

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a layoff, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era

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Get your career in gear and write a winning resume to land that job interview

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a layoff, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and job searching, and gives you expert tips on writing a resume that shines.

  • Resumes 101 — uncover the resume basics that'll wow 'em every time, and find out how to get yours into the right hands to land that job interview
  • Put your best self forward — discover how to write a resume that highlights your good points and downplays the not-so-good ones, like work-history gaps or job-hopping
  • Make your resume shine online — get the latest innovations in Internet-based tools and mobile services on the recruiting scene — social media, smartphones, job-search apps, and e-readers
  • Customize yourself — find out how to quickly (and effectively) customize a resume for a specific job target
  • Enjoy a sample — take a gander at dozens of sample resumes for every consideration — perfect for modeling your own winning resume

Open the book and find:

  • The parts of a resume (and how to best format and design it)
  • Ways to hook the reader with a summary or objective
  • How to make education, experience, skills, and competencies work for you
  • An innovative system for writing targeted resumes
  • What you should research about a job before writing a resume
  • Tips for recent graduates
  • How to handle changing careers, transitioning as a military veteran, or grabbing a job as a Baby Boomer

Learn to:

  • Skyrocket interviews with the new instant customizing method
  • Use right resume forms with different digital docks
  • Control privacy and reputation issues in online social job search
  • Avoid resume-killer mistakes you never knew about

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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)

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