Electronic Resume Revolution: Creating a Winning Resume for the New World of Job Seeking

Electronic Resume Revolution: Creating a Winning Resume for the New World of Job Seeking

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Overview

Electronic Resume Revolution: Creating a Winning Resume for the New World of Job Seeking by Joyce Lain Kennedy, Thomas J. Morrow

"A revolutionary book by today's foremost syndicated careers columnist. Don't get left behind—read it."—Phyllis Martin, Careers Columnist Cincinnati Post

In the fast-evolving electronic job market, employers—large and small—are cutting costs by using computers to read resumes. Computers do not read resumes in the same way people do—in fact, the old way of doing things may actually hurt you.

In this fully revised and updated edition of their landmark resume guide, Joyce Lain Kennedy and Thomas J. Morrow bring you the very latest in tools and rules for making the most of your resume in the electronic age. In everyday language they explain how to write a keyword resume that gets a response and help you avoid blunders that can cost you hiring interviews. That's not all. Here are a few drops from the ocean of questions answered by Kennedy and Morrow in this indispensable guide:

  • Electronics is "in." Is paper "out"? SEE CHAPTER 1.
  • What are the keywords at the center of the new resume? SEE CHAPTER 3.
  • Now that computers read and evaluate resumes, is it still useful to personalize mine? SEE CHAPTER 6.
  • What do keyword resumes look like? SEE CHAPTER 7.
  • How do I perform my resume in front of a video camera? SEE CHAPTER 8.
  • How can I send my resume over the Internet? SEE CHAPTER 2.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471115847
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/28/1995
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY is North America's foremost careers columnist (Los Angeles Times Syndicate). Her column appears in more than 100 daily newspapers. She is the author of Hook Up, Get Hired! and senior author of Electronic Job Search Revolution. Thomas J. Morrow, PhD, is an award-winning writer, columnist, and business editor of a daily newspaper.

Table of Contents

The Resume That's Sweeping the Nation: Now!

You Need a New Style Resume Because Computers Read Differently Than People Do.

The Technical Details: It Helps to Know How Scanners and OCRs Work.

Key Concepts for Keywords: How You Can Use Labels to Manage the Perils of High-Speed Searching.

The Right Look for Your New Resume: Chill the Frills and Add 15 Power Tips.

Floor Plans for a Keyword Resume: Here's a New Format for Pleasing Computers and Humans Alike.

Resumes by the Dozen: Want a Special Job?

Address It by Name in Your Resume.

Resume Sample Book: 30 Models to Get Past Computers.

The Video Resume Interview: The Information Highway Means Resumes in Living Color.

When Computers Don't Give You a Passing Glance: The Answer: Take It Personally.

Index.

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