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In Your First Resume, the author tackles the tough questions about making a resume stand out from the crowd- 20 seconds, he says, is all the time you've got to convince a screener that your resume is worth a closer look- 20 seconds to shout, "Read Me!" As a seasoned job-search author, he can provide all the information needed to create outstanding, job-winning resumes. Constructing a first resume requires following some basic rules and "bending" others. The author sorts it all out and provides 18 tips for the best-looking resume, essentials that absolutely can't be left out and the definite no's, some optional elements to include, and advice on using power words for impact, posting a resume online, and words of wisdom for women.
Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1: Who Are You- Really? Chapter 2: Researching Your Career Path. Chapter 3: Getting Real World Experience Early. Chapter 4: Finding the Right Company. Chapter 5: Getting Help When You Need It. Chapter 6: You Heard it Through the Grapevine? Chapter 7: You're Almost Ready to Write Your Resume. Chapter 8: Constructing Your First Resume. Chapter 9: Editing and Rewriting Your Resume. Chapter 10: A Variety of Sample Resumes. Chapter 11: The Lost Art of Letter Writing. Chapter 12: No More Sweaty Palms. Chapter 13: For Women(Mostly). Chapter 14: Take That First Step. Index.