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The Resume Writer's Workbook

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780766823945

ISBN10:
0766823946
Format:
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Pub. Date:
11/2/2000
Publisher(s):
CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

This comprehensive book is an all-inclusive job search handbook addressing all areas of the job search in an easy-to-read style. This resource is designed to lead users step-by-step through the job search maze. It includes exercises to help users assess their skills and focus on career objectives to land the right job for them. It also includes writing an effective cover letter, networking and interviewing skills, producing an electronic resume, and using the Internet in the job search. This unique handbook provides all the information users need to find a job.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
A Complete Job Search Manual ix
What This Workbook Will Do for You ix
The Job Search Process x
The Workbook's Unique Format x
Our Web Site xi
Acknowledgments xii
Introduction xiii
Why You Need a Resume xiii
A Resume Is a Summary of Your Qualifications xiii
Hi-Tech Brings New Changes to Resumes xiii
Skills versus Employer Benefits xiii
The Purpose of the Resume Is to Get You an Interview xiv
Other Reasons for a Resume xiv
Writing an Effective Resume xiv
Skill Assessment
1(8)
Your Assets = Your Skills
1(1)
Transferable Skills
1(1)
Deciding on a Career Goal
1(1)
Taking Inventory of Your Skills
2(2)
Technical Skills Areas
4(1)
Major Skills Areas
5(1)
Marketable Personality Traits
6(3)
Resume Format
9(6)
Chronological versus Functional Format
9(1)
Selecting the Right Format for Your Resume
10(1)
Section Headings
11(1)
Resume Headings
12(1)
How to Organize the Headings
12(1)
What Must Never Go in a Resume
13(1)
Getting Started
13(2)
Contact Information
15(6)
How to Present Your Contact Information
15(1)
Examples
16(5)
Career Objective
21(8)
Career Objective: Is It Required or Optional?
21(1)
How to Write Your Career Objective
22(1)
Writing an Effective Objective
23(3)
Resume Style Guidelines
26(3)
Summary of Qualifications
29(8)
When to Include and When to Omit a Summary
29(1)
How to Write an Effective Summary
30(3)
Resume Style Guidelines
33(4)
Professional Experience---Chronological
37(16)
Your Professional Experience Is the Heart of Your Resume
37(1)
How to Present Your Information
38(2)
What If You Have No Outstanding Accomplishments?
40(1)
Action Verbs
41(1)
Action Verbs Categorized by Skill Areas
42(1)
Resume Style Guidelines
43(10)
Professional Experience---Functional
53(18)
Emphasize Your Skills
53(1)
List Your Duties and Stress Your Accomplishments
53(1)
Be Concise
54(1)
The Hybrid Resume
54(1)
Action Verbs
55(1)
Action Verbs Categorized by Skill Areas
56(6)
Resume Style Guidelines
62(9)
Education
71(8)
Your Education is Relevant!
71(5)
Selecting the Most Impressive Information
76(3)
Additional Qualifications
79(4)
Crucial Information That Belongs in Your Resume
79(4)
References
83(6)
References Available on Request---No Longer Necessary
83(1)
Resume Style Guidelines
84(5)
Putting It All Together
89(8)
The Sequence of Your Resume Headings
89(1)
Formatting Your Resume
89(1)
Resume Checklist
90(7)
The Cover Letter
97(10)
Purpose of the Cover Letter
97(1)
Seven Things a Cover Letter Can Do
97(1)
Six Components of an Effective Cover Letter
98(1)
Three Types of Cover Letters
99(1)
Sample Cover Letters
99(1)
Rules for Writing an Effective Cover Letter
100(1)
Sample Thank-You Letters
100(7)
Electronic Resumes, Portfolios, and Other New Resume Formats
107(14)
Electronic Resumes: Why You Need One
107(1)
Send Each Employer Two Versions of Your Resume
107(1)
Advantages of the E-Resume
108(1)
How to Stand Out in ASCII
108(1)
Keywords and How to Choose Them
108(1)
Putting Together a Master List of Keywords
109(1)
Formatting Your E-Resume
110(1)
Creating an E-Resume on Your Word Processor
111(1)
E-Mailing Your Electronic Resume
112(1)
Electronic Cover Letters
112(1)
The Professional Portfolio---The Resume Companion
113(1)
What Should Be in Your Portfolio?
113(1)
Checklist for a Professional Portfolio
114(1)
How to Use Your Portfolio
114(1)
The Job Search Portfolio
114(1)
Web Resumes---Your Personal Web Page Resume
115(1)
Creating a Dedicated Resume Web Site
116(1)
Multimedia Resumes
116(1)
Suggested Reading
116(5)
Networking
121(4)
Uncovering the Hidden Job Market
121(1)
Developing a List of Contacts
121(1)
The Informational Interview
122(1)
Research
122(1)
What about the Want Ads?
123(1)
Telephone Your Contacts
123(1)
Keep a Journal
124(1)
Follow Up
124(1)
Using The Internet In Your Job Search
125(16)
The Internet Revolution
125(1)
The Internet and Why It's Here To Stay
125(1)
Advantages of Using the Net in Your Job Search
126(1)
Using the Internet in a Typical Job Search
127(5)
The Problem with the Internet
132(1)
How to Find the Best Web Sites
133(1)
Using Search Engines and Other Web Tools
133(2)
Search Indexes and Commercial Providers
135(1)
Gateway Web Sites
136(1)
The Top Job Boards: What To Do When You Get There
137(1)
Suggested Reading
138(3)
The Job Interview
141(18)
Pre-Interview Preparation
141(2)
Types of Interviews
143(1)
Interview Formats
144(1)
The Interview
145(1)
The Questions
146(2)
After the Interview
148(1)
The Mock Interview
149(1)
Frequently Asked Interview Questions
149(2)
Additional Questions Students Should Prepare For
151(8)
Your Personal Job Journal
159(1)
Two Purposes of the Journal
159(1)
Generating a Target Market List
159(1)
Secondary Contacts/Research
159(1)
Primary Contacts
159(1)
Web Contacts
159(1)
Master List---Target Market
160(1)
Want Ads Answered
160(1)
Weekly/Monthly Planner
160


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