Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition
By Kennedy
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: January 2011
Pages: 384

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

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