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Resumes for the Rest of Us: Secrets from the Pros for Job Seekers with Unconventional Career Paths
     

Resumes for the Rest of Us: Secrets from the Pros for Job Seekers with Unconventional Career Paths

by Arnold Boldt
 

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In today's job market, few people have traditional or conventional career paths. Research shows that the average worker will change jobs every two or three years, and will have three significant career changes during the course of his or her working life. Personal situations can complicate the mix.

Here's a book that tackles head-on those resume-writing

Overview

In today's job market, few people have traditional or conventional career paths. Research shows that the average worker will change jobs every two or three years, and will have three significant career changes during the course of his or her working life. Personal situations can complicate the mix.

Here's a book that tackles head-on those resume-writing challenges that may seem like insurmountable obstacles to job seekers with non-traditional backgrounds. In Resumes for the Rest of Us, veteran resume writer Arnold Boldt shares his professional knowledge and experience to help you prepare a resume that will effectively and positively capture the attention of your targeted employers—even if you have an unconventional work history.

Opening with a complete and easy-to-understand review of the resume-writing process, the first four chapters cover:• Organizing your personal information.
• Developing a winning strategy for your resume.
• Writing and designing the resume to target specific audiences.
• Ensuring your resume is compatible with today's technology.
Beginning with Chapter Five, specific and proven advice is offered to job seekers in a broad array of categories, such as:• Return-to-work moms.
• People with gaps in their work histories.
• "Blue collar" workers.
• Young-at-heart retirees pursuing new careers.
• Ex-offenders.
• Recent immigrants.
• The formerly self-employed.
• Career changers.
• Managers without college degrees.
• Ex-military personnel.
• Personal assistants, nannies, and other domestic workers.

Sample resumes prepared byleading resume-writers and career consultants illustrate how to address problem areas and make your resume shine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564149831
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Arnold Boldt has written resumes for and consulted job seekers for more than a decade, and has worked with candidates at all levels, from production workers to top-level executives. Co-author of No-Nonsense Resumes and No-Nonsense Cover Letters, Boldt is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and Job & Career Transition Coach. His work has been featured in 35 books on resume and cover letter writing. He is a four-time TORI (Toast Of the Resume Industry) Awards nominee in the categories of Best Creative Resume (twice), Best Return-to-Work Resume, and Best Cover Letter. He makes his home in suburban Rochester, New York, where he is managing partner of Arnold-Smith Associates, a career transition consulting firm.

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