Same-Day Resume Write an Effective Resume in an Hour

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ISBN-13: 9781593579067
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Edition: 3rd
Publisher: JIST Publishing
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A quick, easy way to put together an effective resume in a hurry. While other huge tomes bog down the busy job seeker with too much information, this compact guide gives the reader the essential tools to apply for jobs on the fly. Also includes advice on cover letters, JIST Cards, thank-you notes, online resumes, and job search strategies. The new third edition adds updated coverage of formatting and using your resume online and using social media to find job opportunities.

About This Book
A Brief Introduction to Using This Book
Of Course, You Can't Just Read About It
Why This Is a Short Book
Quick Tips for Creating and Using a Resume
What Is a Resume?
Some People Say You Don't Need a Resume
Resumes Aren't Good Job Search Tools
Some Jobs Don't Require Resumes
Some Job Search Methods Don't Require Resumes-At Least Initially
Some Resume Experts Call a Resume by Another Name
Some Good Reasons Why You Should Have a Resume
Employers Often Ask for Resumes
Resumes Help Structure Your Communications
If Used Properly, a Resume Can Be an Effective Job Search Tool
Resume Basics
Length
Eliminate Errors
Appearance
Word Processing
Photocopying and Printing
Use Good Paper
Use Action Words and Stress Your Accomplishments
Break Some Rules
The Most Important Rule of All: Do a Basic Resume Today
Types of Resumes
Chronological and Hybrid Resumes
Skills, or Functional Resumes
Creative Resumes
The Curriculum Vitae and Other Special Formats
"Send Your Resume to Lots of Strangers and, If It Is Good Enough, You Will Get Job Offers" and Other Fairy Tales
Write a Simple Chronological Resume in About an Hour
Chronological Resume Basics
Two Chronological Resume Samples
Writing the Major Sections of a Chronological Resume
Name
Mailing Address
Phone Numbers and Email Address
Job Objective
Education and Training
Work and Volunteer History
Professional Organizations
Recognition and Awards
Personal Information
References
The Final Draft
Write a Skills Resume in Just a Few Hours
The Skills Resume
A Sample Skills Resume
Writing Your Skills Resume
Job Objective
The Skills Section
Tips for Editing Your Draft Resume into Final Form
More Sample Skills Resumes
Darrel Craig's Resume
Thomas Marrin's Resume
Peter Neely's Resume
Andrea Atwood's Resume
The 15-Minute Cover Letter and Other Job Search Correspondence
Cover Letters
Seven Quick Tips for Writing a Superior Cover Letter
Writing Cover Letters to People You Know
Writing Cover Letters to People You Don't Know
The Hardworking JIST Card�
Think of a JIST Card as a Very Small Resume
JIST Cards Get Results
How You Can Use Them
JIST Card Paper and Format Tips
Sample JIST Cards
Thank-You Notes
Three Times When You Should Definitely Send Thank-You Notes-and Why
Six Quick Tips for Writing Thank-You Notes
Use Your Resume Online and Off
Adapting Your Resume for Electronic Use
Sample Text-Only Resume, with All Graphics and Formatting Removed
Converting Your Resume to Electronic Format
The Importance of Keywords
Quick Tips for Selecting Keywords to Include in Your Resume
Sample Keyword Resumes
Managing Your Online Identity
Google Yourself
Linked In and Other Professional Profiles
Blogs and Tweets
Online Career Portfolios and Personal Websites
Resume Banks, Job Boards, and Online Information
Write a Better Resume Now
If You Aren't Good at This, Get Some Help
Professional Resume Writers
Career or Job Search Counselors and Transition Services
Improve Your Resume
Write or Expand Your Summary Section
Quantify Your Accomplishments
Expand Your Education and Training Section
Add New Sections to Highlight Your Strengths
Portfolios and Enclosures
Gather Information and Emphasize Accomplishments, Skills, and Results
More Quick Resume-Writing Tips
As Much as Possible, Write Your Resume Yourself
Don't Lie or Exaggerate
Never Include a Negative
This Is No Place to Be Humble
Use Short Sentences and Simple Words
If It Doesn't Support Your fob Objective, Cut It Out
Include Numbers
Emphasize Skills
Highlight Accomplishments and Results
The Importance of Doing Drafts
Edit, Edit, Edit
Get Someone Eke to Review Your Resume for Errors
More Tips to Improve Your Resume's Design and Appearance
Increase Readability with Some Simple Design Principles
Avoid "Packing" Your Resume with Small Print
Use Two Pages at the Most
Use Type Fonts Sparingly
Consider Graphics
Edit Again for Appearance
Select Top-Quality Paper and Matching Envelopes
Final Comments
A Stupendous Collection of Professionally Written and Designed Resumes
How to Use the Sample Resumes in This Section
Resumes for All Types of Jobs
Health Care
Science, Engineering and Technology
Education
Clerical Administration, and Human Resources
Sales and Marketing
Logistics and Operations
Accounting and Finance
Media
Hospitality and Services
Executives
New Grads
Career Changers
Military-to-Civilian Transitions
Appendix: How to Contact the Professional Resume Writers Who Contributed to This Book
Index

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