7 Minute Resumes

7 Minute Resumes

by Dana Morgan

Paperback(1 ED)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028637013
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Getting Started
1(9)
What Is a Resume?
1(1)
How Hiring Managers Use Resumes
2(1)
Top New Trends in Resumes
3(3)
Before You Start Writing
6(4)
Know Your Accomplishments and Skills
10(8)
Your Accomplishments
11(1)
Your Skills
11(3)
Assessment
14(4)
Setting Career Goals
18(8)
Setting Your Job Objective
18(4)
Writing Your Job Goals Statement
22(2)
Workshop
24(2)
Resume Styles
26(11)
Standard Resume Styles
26(3)
Choosing the Right Resume Style for You
29(1)
Creating a Visual Knockout
30(7)
Know What the Employer Wants to See
37(8)
Evaluating Job Candidates by Resume
37(1)
Qualities that Hiring Managers Look For
38(5)
The Skills Checklist
43(2)
The Resume Heading
45(11)
Heading Fundamentals
45(1)
Your Name
46(3)
Your Phone Number
49(1)
Designing Your Heading
49(6)
Workshop
55(1)
The Summary Section
56(9)
What Is the Summary?
56(2)
The Parts of a Summary
58(3)
Skills Versus Accomplishments
61(1)
Keeping the Objective
62(1)
Questions and Answers
63(1)
Workshop
63(2)
The Experience Section
65(11)
The Experience Section, in Depth
65(7)
Formatting the Experience Section
72(2)
Eight Keys to a Great Experience Section
74(2)
Use Accomplishments to Prove Your Case
76(6)
How to Use Accomplishments
76(1)
Accomplishments at Work
77(2)
Everyday Accomplishments
79(1)
Workshop
80(2)
The Education Section
82(11)
Why Have an Education Section?
82(1)
How Hiring Managers Review Your Education
83(1)
The Education Section for Recent Graduates
84(3)
Formatting the Education Section
87(3)
Workshop
90(3)
Creative Sections
93(9)
Your Unique Resume
93(1)
Creative Sections that Say It All
94(4)
An Honest Look at the Personal Section
98(3)
Anything Else?
101(1)
Editing Your Resume
102(4)
The Golden Rules of Review
102(1)
The Resume Writer's Checklist
103(3)
Resumes for Entry-Level Workers
106(8)
The Format
106(3)
Dos and Don'ts for Beginner Resumes
109(1)
Sample Resumes
110(4)
Resumes for Career Changers
114(5)
Today's Work World
114(1)
First Things First
115(1)
Your Resume
115(1)
Dos and Don'ts for Career Changers
116(3)
Resumes for Information Technology (IT) or Technical Workers
119(7)
Fluff-Free Zone
119(1)
The Resume that Stands Out
120(1)
Accomplishments
121(5)
Resumes for Administrative Workers
126(8)
Showcasing the Right Skills
126(2)
Writing Personality into Your Resume
128(6)
The New Age of Electronic Resumes
134(10)
What Are Electronic Resumes?
134(1)
Your Scannable Resume
135(2)
Your Searchable Resume
137(3)
Your Electronic Resume
140(4)
Resumes on the Web
144(6)
Using the Web
144(6)
Letters of Reference and Recommendation
150(4)
Reference Lists
150(2)
Letters of Recommendation
152(1)
Other Letters to Have Ready
153(1)
Cover Letters
154(11)
What Do Cover Letters Do?
154(1)
The Cover Letter, Section by Section
155(2)
Seven Steps to a Great Cover Letter
157(1)
Three Cover Letters that Get Results
158(5)
Dos and Don'ts for Cover Letters
163(2)
The Job Search
165(11)
Armed and Ready
165(1)
The Job Market
166(1)
Proven Job Search Strategies
166(10)
Appendix 176

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