Resume Writing Made Easy A Practical Guide to Resume Preparation and Job Search

ISBN-10: 0131742477
ISBN-13: 9780131742475
Edition: 8th 2007
Authors: Lola Brown
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Book details

List price: $45.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Resume Writing Made Easy: A Practical Guide provides time-tested techniques for creating powerful resumes and cover letters that get noticed. Readers will learn to combine traditional job-hunting methods with the latest Internet resources to create an effective job-search campaign. Using clear, simple worksheets and a variety of sample resumes, it walks students through successive steps of writing winning resumes for a variety of career situations. This new edition contains more writing suggestions, new sample resumes, lists of effective word choices, creative cover letter ideas, tips for maximizing the Internet, and samples that address over 100 professions.

Index of Resumes
How This Book Can Help You
How to Use This Book
Information About Resumes and Job Search
Why Write a Resume?
Parts of a Resume
What Not to Include
Styles of Resumes
The Job Search Campaign
Steps in the Process
Published and Unpublished Job Opportunities
The Traditional Job Search
The Nontraditional Job Search
Sources of Information
Laying the Groundwork for Your Resume
Matching Your Skills to the Job Specifications
Personal Inventory
Situations Calling for Special Techniques
Studying the Samples in Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8
Putting It All Together
Format
Length
Rough Draft
Final Copy and Reproduction
Resumes for Entry-Level Job Seekers
Entry-Level Positions
Sample Resumes
Resumes for People Seeking Advancement
Make Your Past Achievements Work for You
Sample Resumes
Resumes for People in Transition
Changing Careers
Sample Resumes
Resumes for Special Purposes
Displaced Workers
Foreign-Born Individuals
Veterans
People with Disabilities
People Returning to Work
Older Workers
Sample Resumes
The Cover Letter
Selling Yourself
Sample Cover Letters
Following Up
Correspondence
Records
Sample Follow-Up Letters
The Interview
Types of Interviews
The Job Interview
Preparing for the Interview
Typical Interview Format
Questions Most Asked During an Interview
Answering Difficult Questions
Unlawful Questions
Personal Review
Interview Do's and Don'ts
Summing Up
What Do Employers Want?
Bibliography

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