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Online Resume and Job Search: 10-Hour Series / Edition 1

Online Resume and Job Search: 10-Hour Series / Edition 1

by Karl Barksdale, Michael Rutter


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The 10-Hour Series covers a variety of important technology-based business skills with short texts that can be completed in ten hours. The Internet and technology are used extensively in this series for research, instruction, and application. These books, many supported by data disks or CDs, are brief, uncomplicated, and activity-based, requiring minimal instructor intervention. On-Line Resumes and Job Search teaches students time-proven strategies for successful job finding. These include everything from assessing one's abilities in a personal inventory, evaluating job descriptions to creating professional resumes and preparing for a job interview.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780538692243
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/16/1999
Series: Ten Hour Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Karl Barksdale is currently an instructor at the Utah County Academy of Sciences and is a former instructor at Farrer Middle school in Provo, UT. He has recently been a consultant for Google. Formerly a Development Manager for the Training and Certification team at WordPerfect Corporation, he obtained a master's degree in curriculum from the University of Utah and applied his degree as the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Provo School District. Later he returned to education as a Business Education instructor. Since that time he has authored more than 50 business and computer education textbooks for South-Western Educational Publishing, Course Technology, Speaking Solutions, and other publishers.

Christa McAuliffe Fellow, Brigham Young University

Table of Contents

1. OPENING WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY. 1-1. Personal Inventory — Interests. 1-2. Personal Inventory — Abilities. 1-3. Developing Job Contacts. 1-4. The Occupational Outlook Handbook Online. 1-5. Interview a Professional. 2. SEARCHING FOR JOBS. 2-1. Analyzing a Job Description. 2-2. Analyzing Corporate Job Descriptions. 2-3. Calculate Your Strengths and Weaknesses. 3. BASIC RESUME ELEMENTS. 3-1. Evaluating Resumes. 3-2. Get an Email Account. 4. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION DATABASE. 4-1. Contact Information. 4-2. Career Objectives. 4-3. Educational Experience. 4-4. Work Experience. 4-5. Specific Employable Skills. 4-6. Relevant Personal Data. 4-7. References. 5. PRIMARY RESUME FORMATS. 5-1. Chronological Format. 5-2. Functional Format. 5-3. Targeted Format. 5-4. Job Information on the Web. 6. WRITING CHRONOLOGICAL RESUMES. 6-1. Reviewing Chronological Resumes. 6-2. Target a Job Description. 6-3. Write a Chronological Resume. 7. WRITING FUNCTIONAL RESUMES. 7-1. Searching for Jobs in a Portal. 7-2. Analyzing a Job Description. 7-3. Reviewing a Functional Resume. 7-4. Writing Your Functional Resume. 8. WRITING TARGETED RESUMES. 8-1. Targeted Versus Functional Format. 8-2. Searching for a Job Description. 8-3. Analyzing a Detailed Job Description. 8-4. Writing a Targeted Resume. 8-5. Creating a Skills Summary. 9. PAPER AND ELECTRONIC RESUMES. 9-1. Completing an Online Form. 9-2. Adapting for Email. 9-3. Preparing a Scannable Resume. 10. APPLICATION AND FOLLOW-UP CORRESPONDENCE. 10-1. Writing Application Email. 10-2. Writing Fax Application Correspondence. 10-3. Writing Follow-Up Correspondence. 10-4. Evaluate Online Career Sites. Glossary. Index.

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