Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies

by Joyce Lain Kennedy
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Resumes For Dummies by Joyce Lain Kennedy

Get your career in gear and write a winning resume to land that job interview

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a layoff, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and job searching, and gives you expert tips on writing a resume that shines.

  • Resumes 101 — uncover the resume basics that'll wow 'em every time, and find out how to get yours into the right hands to land that job interview
  • Put your best self forward — discover how to write a resume that highlights your good points and downplays the not-so-good ones, like work-history gaps or job-hopping
  • Make your resume shine online — get the latest innovations in Internet-based tools and mobile services on the recruiting scene — social media, smartphones, job-search apps, and e-readers
  • Customize yourself — find out how to quickly (and effectively) customize a resume for a specific job target
  • Enjoy a sample — take a gander at dozens of sample resumes for every consideration — perfect for modeling your own winning resume

Open the book and find:

  • The parts of a resume (and how to best format and design it)
  • Ways to hook the reader with a summary or objective
  • How to make education, experience, skills, and competencies work for you
  • An innovative system for writing targeted resumes
  • What you should research about a job before writing a resume
  • Tips for recent graduates
  • How to handle changing careers, transitioning as a military veteran, or grabbing a job as a Baby Boomer

Learn to:

  • Skyrocket interviews with the new instant customizing method
  • Use right resume forms with different digital docks
  • Control privacy and reputation issues in online social job search
  • Avoid resume-killer mistakes you never knew about

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470873618
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joyce Lain Kennedy's twice-weekly "Careers" column appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Her other books include For Dummies(r) guides to cover letters and job interviews.

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Resumes For Dummies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chapter 2, Your DotCom Cover Note, with its 50 opening statements and 50 closing statements to use online, is amazingly useful. I didn't know there was so much to know about cover letters. I perused a library copy of the first edition, then bought the second edition to keep on my desk during my last successful job search. A few more letters for specific industries would be good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just what I needed as someone who hadn't had to look for a job in a long time. It brought me up to date on how the resume has changed since the hard-copy days. I'm following its recommended practice of preparing an all-encompassing compilation for reference, then extracting a targeted resume for each job application. Highly recommended.
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mld0806 More than 1 year ago
While the textual information is good in this book, the sample resumes are rendered in such minute and blurry form as to be unreadable. Would be better suited for a Nook Enhanced title or presentation as a Nook magazine format. In this case I would definitely say "Better get this one in pulp." That said, another solid Dummies book. Great information, well presented.
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MargaretReed More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic...everything you need to think about and everything you need to know when you are putting together your cover letter and other job search documents. It's a quick read with great tips and a wide variety of sample letters. Even if you don't think you need this book, you need this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book on resumes that I found. I use it as my main reference when I update my resume . The section on 'Spin Control' was particularly useful.
mmastagni More than 1 year ago
As an author of a book about employment search myself, I found this to be both relevant and current. it is a tool that will facilitate the process of job seeking.