Your First Resume: For Students and Anyone Preparing to Enter Today's Job Market / Edition 5

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564145833
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/15/2001
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Fry is a nationally known proponent for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. In addition to being the author of the best selling How to Study series, which has sold over two million copies to date, Fry has written more than 30 different books with the intention of providing resources to assist in education reform to realize his ultimate goal of achieving optimum student success.

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Table of Contents

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.

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