The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-04-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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The nation's #1 online resume service offers its exclusive advice on how to craft a winning resumeThe Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumesdraws upon the author's considerable expertise, as well as the vast Resume.com database, to arm job seekers with: Sample resumes for every profession and job category, at every level, from entrylevel to executive A comprehensive database of keywords, arranged by industry Electronic job-hunting advice and strategies, with tips on how to make any resume stand out online A detailed Before & After resume trouble-shooting worksheetJob seekers will also find an exciting added value with this essential text. With the purchase of this book, they'll be able to receive a free resume consultation with one of Resume.com's career consultants!

Author Biography

Rose Curtis, CPRW, and Warren Simons, CPRW, served as Co-managing Editors of Resume.com, the nation's leading provider of Web-based career services with more than 100 professional resume writers and career consultants nationwide.

Table of Contents

List of Resumes by Industry/Job Titlep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Who Is Resume.com?p. xii
Why This Book Is Uniquep. xii
An Introduction to Professional Resumesp. 1
An Internet Primerp. 2
Seven Steps to Building a Great Resumep. 2
Choosing the Right Format for Youp. 5
The Chronological Resume Formatp. 7
Chronological Resume Template and Samplesp. 9
The Functional Resume Formatp. 14
Functional Resume Template and Samplesp. 17
The Combination Resume Formatp. 27
Combination Resume Template and Samplesp. 29
Step-by-Step Guide to Resume Formattingp. 35
Opening and Saving a Word Filep. 36
Setting the Page Marginsp. 36
The Right Fonts and Font Sizes to Usep. 37
Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Your Resumep. 41
Writing and Creating Powerful Headersp. 44
The Headline versus the Objectivep. 48
The Summary of Qualificationsp. 53
The Professional Experience Sectionp. 60
The Education Sectionp. 66
Awards and Recognitionp. 70
Computer Skillsp. 72
Keywordsp. 76
What is a Keyword?p. 79
How Keywords Workp. 80
Electronic Resume Keyword Databasesp. 80
The Internet Resumep. 83
The ASCII Resumep. 84
The Inside Scoop on Job Boardsp. 93
Resume Presentationp. 97
Industry-Specific Examplesp. 99
Accountingp. 100
Administrativep. 103
Businessp. 106
Constructionp. 109
Customer Servicep. 112
Engineeringp. 115
Event Planningp. 119
Financep. 122
Food Servicep. 125
Hospitalityp. 128
Human Resourcesp. 131
Insurancep. 134
Information Technology (IT)p. 136
Law Enforcementp. 139
Legalp. 142
Managementp. 145
Marketingp. 148
Mediap. 151
Pharmaceuticalp. 154
Public Relationsp. 157
Real Estatep. 160
Salesp. 163
Teachingp. 167
Telecommunicationsp. 170
The Information Technology (IT) Resumep. 173
The Student/Entry Level Resumep. 191
The Executive Resumep. 201
The Career Change Resumep. 213
Must-Have List for an Effective Job Searchp. 223
Cover Letterp. 223
List of Referencesp. 230
Letter of Recommendationp. 232
Follow-Up Letterp. 232
Thank You Letterp. 234
Choosing the Right Resume Format (Quiz)p. 237
Professional Resume Builder Worksheetsp. 239
Resume.com's List of Action Verbsp. 245
Indexp. 249
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