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Expert advice on building a resume to get the job you want!
Your resume is the most important financial document you'll ever create. When it works, so do you. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, bestselling author Martin Yate shows you how to write a dynamic, effective resume that:
- Stands out in a resume database
- Builds a strong personal brand employers will want on their team
- Passes recruiters' six-second scan test
- Speaks to exactly what employers are looking for
About the Author
Table of Contents
Introduction The Facts of Life 8
Chapter 1 Your Resume-The Most Financially Important Document You'll Ever Own 9
Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, you work, and when it doesn't work, you don't.
Chapter 2 Your Customer Knows What He Wants-How to Get Inside His Head 15
How to create a template for the story your resume needs to tell in order to be successful.
Chapter 3 Your Resume Is a Garbage In/Garbage Out Proposition 35
Fifty percent of the success of any project depends on the preparation. Taking the time to gather the right information for your resume makes the difference between interviews and no interviews.
Chapter 4 Flow to Define and Build a Desirable Professional Brand 51
In any job search you are selling a product: You are a bundle of skills and capabilities suited to a particular set of challenges. Like any product you will do better when you give a distinct identity to what you are taking to market.
Chapter 5 Resume Formats 75
A resume's format can help emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of your professional background.
Chapter 6 The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Way to Write Your Resume- Keep It Simple, Stupid 89
The most effective way to get a premium, powerful resume for a professional job in the shortest time with the least hassle.
Chapter 7 How to Give Your Resume Punch 123
First impressions are important. Editing polishes your content and helps it deliver a greater punch.
Chapter 8 Resume Customization, Alternative Resumes, and Formats Needed for an Effective Job Search 133
With the job search the way it is today, you may need to repackage your background into three or more different delivery vehicles.
Chapter 9 Ready to Launch 159
Everyone hates reading resumes, so here are some powerful strategies to make your resume data dense and visually accessible to distracted readers.
Chapter 10 The Resumes 165
One hundred-plus killer resumes that got real jobs for real people.
Human Resources 191
Entry Level 251
General Index 313
Index of Resumes by Industry and Job Title 318