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The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes by Warren Simons, Rose Curtis

The nation's #1 online resume service offers its exclusive advice on how to craft a winning resume

The Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes draws upon the author's considerable expertise, as well as the vast database, to arm job seekers with:

  • Sample resumes for every profession and job category, at every level, from entrylevel to executive
  • A comprehensive database of keywords, arranged by industry
  • Electronic job-hunting advice and strategies, with tips on how to make any resume stand out online
  • A detailed Before & After resume trouble-shooting worksheet

Job seekers will also find an exciting added value with this essential text. With the purchase of this book, they'll be able to receive a free resume consultation with one of's career consultants!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071411059
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2004
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 783,516
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Rose Curtis, CPRW, and Warren Simons, CPRW, served as Co-managing Editors of, the nation's leading provider of Web-based career services with more than 100 professional resume writers and career consultants nationwide.

Table of Contents

List of Resumes by Industry/Job Titleix
Who Is
Why This Book Is Uniquexii
1An Introduction to Professional Resumes1
An Internet Primer2
Seven Steps to Building a Great Resume2
Choosing the Right Format for You5
2The Chronological Resume Format7
Chronological Resume Template and Samples9
3The Functional Resume Format14
Functional Resume Template and Samples17
4The Combination Resume Format27
Combination Resume Template and Samples29
5Step-by-Step Guide to Resume Formatting35
Step 1Opening and Saving a Word File36
Step 2Setting the Page Margins36
Step 3The Right Fonts and Font Sizes to Use37
6Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Resume41
Step 1Writing and Creating Powerful Headers44
Step 2The Headline versus the Objective48
Step 3The Summary of Qualifications53
Step 4The Professional Experience Section60
Step 5The Education Section66
Step 6Awards and Recognition70
Step 7Computer Skills72
Step 8Keywords76
7What is a Keyword?79
How Keywords Work80
Electronic Resume Keyword Databases80
8The Internet Resume83
The ASCII Resume84
9The Inside Scoop on Job Boards93
10Resume Presentation97
11Industry-Specific Examples99
Customer Service112
Event Planning119
Food Service125
Human Resources131
Information Technology (IT)136
Law Enforcement139
Public Relations157
Real Estate160
12The Information Technology (IT) Resume173
13The Student/Entry Level Resume191
14The Executive Resume201
15The Career Change Resume213
16Must-Have List for an Effective Job Search223
Cover Letter223
List of References230
Letter of Recommendation232
Follow-Up Letter232
Thank You Letter234
Appendix AChoosing the Right Resume Format (Quiz)237
Appendix BProfessional Resume Builder Worksheets239
Appendix's List of Action Verbs245

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