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Resumes For Dummies

by Joyce Lain Kennedy

Wiley | February 8, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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Write a winning resume and land that job interview!

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you''re offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself.

Whether you''re entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.

  • Instructions for writing an inclusive core resume
  • Tips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industries
  • Common resume-writing mistakes to avoid

Updated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.8 in

Published: February 8, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470873612

ISBN - 13: 9780470873618

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Resumes For Dummies

by Joyce Lain Kennedy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.8 in

Published: February 8, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0470873612

ISBN - 13: 9780470873618

About the Book

With tips on avoiding common resume-writing mistakes, individuals looking to change careers and new job seekers alike can learn to avoid common pitfalls by reading "Resumes For Dummies," 6th Edition. New and revised content includes: Instructions for writing an inclusive core resume Tips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industries Help adapting a resume to different delivery devices New sample resumes for an increased total of 50 Updated information on privacy issues in the electronic age Advice on positioning multiple layoffs on a resume

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Visiting the World of Resumes, Today and Tomorrow.

Chapter 1: Digital Age Changes Job Chase.

Chapter 2: Finding Your Next Job in the Wide World of Social Media.

Chapter 3: Going Mobile: Resumes on Smartphones and Tablets.

Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools That Haven't Gone Away.

Chapter 5: Do Due Diligence, Ditch Digital Dirt.

Part II: Customizing Resumes: Your Many Faces in Many Places.

Chapter 6: Target! The Generic Resume Has Nearly Dropped Dead.

Chapter 7: Chart a Cool Course to the Right Jobs.

Chapter 8: Content Makes the OnTarget Difference.

Part III: Resume Basics That Wow 'Em Every Time.

Chapter 9: Creating Your Best Resume.

Chapter 10: Wow Words Work Wonders.

Chapter 11: Refi ne Your Design for Great Looks.

Chapter 12: Passages: Resumes for Your Life's Changing Phases.

Chapter 13: Successful Solutions to Resume Problems.

Part IV: Bringing It All Together: Sample Resumes.

Chapter 14: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field.

Chapter 15: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Experience Level and Age.

Chapter 16: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances.

Chapter 17: A Sampling of Extreme Resume Makeovers.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 18: Ten (×3) Ways to Prove Your Claims.

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume.

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help.

Chapter 21: Your Ten-Point Resume Checklist.

Index.

From the Publisher

Write a winning resume and land that job interview!

Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you''re offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself.

Whether you''re entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.

  • Instructions for writing an inclusive core resume
  • Tips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industries
  • Common resume-writing mistakes to avoid

Updated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.

From the Jacket

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

About the Author

Joyce Lain Kennedy is the nationally syndicated career columnist of Careers Now, which appears twice weekly in newspapers and on Web sites across the U.S. She is the author of award-winning books, including Job Interviews For Dummies and Cover Letters For Dummies.
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