Wow! Resumes for Administrative Careers: How to Put Together a Winning Resume

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The first guide to show secretaries and other office workers how to create dazzling, powerful resumes that get the job!

As a secretary or office worker in today's office, you are at the forefront of an office automation revolution. You possess technical skills and abilities as never before. Yet on resumes, these skills are routinely oversimplified and underestimated, and presented in a "one-size-fits-all" format that no longer works in today's ...

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Overview

The first guide to show secretaries and other office workers how to create dazzling, powerful resumes that get the job!

As a secretary or office worker in today's office, you are at the forefront of an office automation revolution. You possess technical skills and abilities as never before. Yet on resumes, these skills are routinely oversimplified and underestimated, and presented in a "one-size-fits-all" format that no longer works in today's fiercely competitive job market.

This savvy resume-writing guide—the first and only designed expressly for office personnel—shows you how to use leading-edge strategies to sell your special skills, talents, and achievements in a polished, powerful resume that will dazzle employers. Best of all, you'll learn how to beat the competition with a targeted resume that zeros in on a prospective employer's exact needs. In addition, the book is packed with special features, including:

  • Visual resume guides that build your resume right along with you
  • Real-life before-and-after winning sample resumes for all types of clerical jobs
  • Innovative strategies for new grads, career changers, and others

Whether you're an executive, legal or medical secretary, an administrative assistant, office manager, clerk, receptionist, word processing or data entry operator bookkeeper, or customer service rep, this book will arm you with everything you need to produce a top-notch, targeted resume that stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780070371026
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Wow Resumes Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.56 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Preface.Acknowledgements.Introduction—how to make your resume stand out from all the rest.Basic resume format—fundamentals you need to get started.The introductory sections—hook an employer in the first few lines of your resume.Job History—give yours an incredible professional polish.Education and training—how to present yours best.Technical skills and special abilities—dazzle an employer with a showcase of your skills.The end sections—hang in there, you're almost done.New grads, career changers, and all types of special situations—how to conquer your resume problems and beat the competition.From mediocre to magnificent—sixteen sample resumes transformed.Preparing the final draft.The cover letter—preparing your dynamite resume companion.Simply divine and ready to go—what to do with your resume package.Conclusion—updating your resume—now and in the future.Appendix—your guide to professional associations.Index.

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