Resumes for Dummies

Resumes for Dummies

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Over the past decade, resumes have undergone dramatic changes in how they are submitted to recruiters. Technology advances have redefined the recruiting industry. It started with electronic resumes that had to be "scannable" using OCR software. Then resumes began their frenzied dart across the Internet, where, to assure safe arrival, they came dressed in the pedestrian garb of plain text (ASCII) embodied within e-mail. But now, change is upon us once again. The handsome resume made portable has made its return, and there is an emergence of online screening quizzes that determine whether your resume is accepted by recruiters and employers or buried at the bottom of the pile. The fourth edition of "Resumes For Dummies" is for anyone who needs to discover what works and what doesn't work when representing their work history with a resume.
No matter what your experience, set of circumstances, or familiarity with resume writing, this clearly written, up-to-date guide will help you to: create a resume that takes advantage of today's technology; increase your chances of getting that dream job; craft a "stand out" resume that'll get your foot in the door; understand all the changes in the world of resumes; and discover the right way and right places to send your resume. This new edition has loads of advice that will make your resume stand out from the online crowd. "Resumes For Dummies, 4th Edition" also covers the following topics and more: getting your resume out there; writing a resume that fits your specific needs; choosing the right format for your resume; selecting stand out words that can bring good news; submitting your resume online; and recognizing resume problems and applying solutions. In the pages of "Resumes For Dummies, 4th Edition" you get a sampling of stand out resumes and special needs resumes. You also get updated technical information (gathered from a wide variety of recruiting professionals) paired with classic strategies and smooth moves from the author's three decades of career reporting.
With all of this in hand, you'll be able to develop and distribute a state-of-the-art resume that says you're too superior to ignore.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 187.7 x 233.9 x 22.1mm | 567g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0764554719
  • 9780764554711

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Resumes in the Changing Job Search Environment. Chapter 1: New Realities: Ten Big Changes in the World of Resumes. Chapter 2: Get Your Resume Out There. Part II: StandOut Resumes for Affinity Groups. Chapter 3: When You Lose Your Job and It's Not Your Fault. Chapter 4: Beat Baby Boomer Bias. Chapter 5: Info Tech Resumes: Write Them Right. Chapter 6: Out of Uniform and into Civilian Resumes. Chapter 7: Good Advice for Graduates. Part III: The Making of a StandOut Resume. Chapter 8: Market Yourself with a StandOut Resume. Chapter 9: Format Means So Much: Choose Wisely. Chapter 10: Contents Make the StandOut Difference. Chapter 11: Win with Words. Chapter 12: Overcome Deadly Dilemmas. Chapter 13: Move from Worksheets to Finished Resume. Part IV: StandOut Resumes Online. Chapter 14: The Changing E--Resume: Technology in Transition. Chapter 15: Fading Technology: Scannable and Plain Text Resumes. Chapter 16: In Search of an Uncommon E--Resume. Part V: Samples of StandOut Resumes. Chapter 17: A Sampling of StandOut Resumes. Chapter 18: A Sampling of Special Needs Resumes. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten (x3) Ways to Prove Your Claims. Chapter 20: Ten Pet Peeves of Recruiters. Chapter 21: Ten Simple Ways to Improve Your Resume. Chapter 22: Solutions to the Top Ten Resume Problems. Chapter 23: Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help. Chapter 24: Your Ten--Point Resume Checklist. Index.
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About Joyce Lain Kennedy

Joyce Lain Kennedy's "Careers Now" column appears in more than 100 newspapers. Her other books include For Dummies titles on cover letters and job interviews.
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