Resumes For Dummies

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Overview

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...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470873618
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 160,116
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joyce Lain Kennedy is the nationally syndicated career columnist of Careers Now, which appears twice weekly in newspapers and on Web sites across the U.S. She is the author of award-winning books, including Job Interviews For Dummies and Cover Letters For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Visiting the World of Resumes, Today and Tomorrow.

Chapter 1: Digital Age Changes Job Chase.

Chapter 2: Finding Your Next Job in the Wide World of Social Media.

Chapter 3: Going Mobile: Resumes on Smartphones and Tablets.

Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools That Haven’t Gone Away.

Chapter 5: Do Due Diligence, Ditch Digital Dirt.

Part II: Customizing Resumes: Your Many Faces in Many Places.

Chapter 6: Target! The Generic Resume Has Nearly Dropped Dead.

Chapter 7: Chart a Cool Course to the Right Jobs.

Chapter 8: Content Makes the OnTarget Difference.

Part III: Resume Basics That Wow ’Em Every Time.

Chapter 9: Creating Your Best Resume.

Chapter 10: Wow Words Work Wonders.

Chapter 11: Refi ne Your Design for Great Looks.

Chapter 12: Passages: Resumes for Your Life’s Changing Phases.

Chapter 13: Successful Solutions to Resume Problems.

Part IV: Bringing It All Together: Sample Resumes.

Chapter 14: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field.

Chapter 15: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Experience Level and Age.

Chapter 16: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances.

Chapter 17: A Sampling of Extreme Resume Makeovers.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten (×3) Ways to Prove Your Claims.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help.

Chapter 21: Your Ten-Point Resume Checklist.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Excellent Resource for Job Hunters

    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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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Workable and productive

    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.

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  • Posted July 7, 2011

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    Not so good on NC

    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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    Posted March 9, 2012

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