112 pages, 8 × 5.02 × 0.32 in
May 6, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1607746573
ISBN - 13: 9781607746577
Read from the Book
Rethinking What a Resume IsYeah, I think I know what you want. You want me to get right to it. Tell you how to write a winning resume, give you an outline or template, tell you how to fill it in, tell you where to post it. And that’s that.Well, much as I would love to do that, I just can’t.Resumes need a lot more thought these days. Since the Great Recession of 2008, resumes aren’t working too well.I’m guessing you knew that.Everyone assumes this is because there are no jobs these days.Well, there are jobs. I’m looking at the government’s little-known report, sitting here on my desk right now. It’s called JOLTS for short, but its full name is Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. You can look it up on the Internet. It’s issued monthly. This one is for January 2014. It reports that during that month, 4,500,000 people in the United States found jobs, and there were still 4,000,000 vacancies unfilled at the end of that month. That’s a total of 8,500,000 vacancies filled or waiting to be filled. That month! That’s pretty typical in the United States. Every month.Now admittedly, that’s not enough jobs or enough vacancies to fix our distressing unemployment problem. Still, somebody’s getting those eight million jobs. Each month.Why shouldn’t you be among them?Well, one reason—a big reason—may be your resume.It almost certainly needs fixin’.Yesterday’s resumes just aren’t up to the task today.Yesterday’s resumes are like a dull knife trying to cut food. Need sharpening. Badly.Thes
Table of Contents
Preparing to Write Your Resume
How to Construct a Winning Resume
How to Construct a Winning
Where to Send or Post Your Resume (and Cover Letter)
About the Author
From the Publisher
The first resume book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.
Resumes get an average of eight seconds of attention before going in the trash—or getting on the shortlist. That’s just one of the findings reported here, as legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles presents new research about resumes in a guide that summarizes everything job-hunters and career-changers need to know about this essential tool.
This timely resource features the latest research on important resume topics such as key words, soft skills, scanning software, social media, and online posting. Bolles argues that on the basis of what we now know, we need to rethink what a resume is—and how it should be written. He details the words that must be avoided, and the words that must be used, on a resume that wins you interviews.
This slim volume distills a huge amount of information down to its very essence. Armed with tips and shortcuts based on the author’s decades of experience, you can craft a resume and cover letter that will stand out to your dream employers—and increase your chances of getting interviews and landing jobs.
About the Author
RICHARD N. BOLLES is considered to be the father of the modern career development field and is the author of the best-selling job-hunting book of all time, What Color Is Your Parachute?, which has sold more than 10 million copies in twenty languages. He has keynoted hundreds of conferences and has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, the Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Marci.