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The complete idiot's guide to the perfect resume

Author: Susan Ireland
Publisher: New York : Alpha, ©2010.
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With the average American changing jobs nine times during his or her lifetime, the ability to work the job market is nearly as crucial as showing up. This step-by-step guide walks the job seeker through the resume-writing process.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2009930701
(OCoLC)426800625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Ireland
ISBN: 9781101195086 1101195088 9781101195505 1101195509
OCLC Number: 609413773
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Pt. 1. Resumes that work in today's job market --
1. Tough times call for seriously great resumes --
A resume for all reasons --
Pink slip blues --
Time for a change --
Going green --
You got a degree in what? --
Techie heads for medical field --
Selling the case for healthcare --
Stepping into the classroom --
Going digital --
It's your move --
2. Keywords that get you noticed --
What are keywords? --
The job title --
Drumming up the right keywords --
Highlighting terms for your resume --
And the top two keywords are --
Trolling for your ideal job --
Mr. Green goes searching --
Healthy keywords --
Online expert knows her keywords --
3. Insider tips for a great resume --
The commandments --
Thou shalt not write about your past --
Thou shalt not confess --
Shooting yourself in the foot --
Get your priorities straight --
Drop irrelevant info --
It's okay to understate experience --
Thou shalt not write job descriptions --
Thou shalt not write about stuff you don't want to do? --
Thou shalt say less rather more --
The eight-second test --
Goody Two-pages --
Thou shalt not write in paragraphs --
Thou shalt not lie Pt. 2. Putting together a resume that wins --
Step one : Choose the right resume-format --
Highlighting your chronology --
Get functional --
The best of both: the combination format --
When you really are a brain surgeon: the Curriculum Vitae --
When more is more --
Just the facts --
No objectives --
No need to summarize --
Freedom of format --
Good schooling --
Are you published? --
Putting on a show --
Joining the team --
Hangin' with the right folks --
Forget anything? --
Create your CV --
Step two : Start off strong --
The heading section: heading the right way --
What's in a name? --
Showing off credentials --
Home sweet home --
I've got your number --
E-mail giveaway --
The job objective section: it's all about marketing --
Multiple choice --
The weight of a job objective --
Wording with an objective --
Straight as an arrow --
Spreading your umbrella --
Breaking the rules --
6. Step three : Knock 'em off their feet --
Right from the start --
Exceptions to the no-paragraph commandment --
Say it with style --
Keeping up with fast trackers --
On the lines of a career changer --
Go figure --
7. Step four : Make history --
Location, location, location --
Writing history --
Fight age discrimination --
Putting your younger foot forward --
Older is better --
Down and dirty formula --
Unsightly unemployment blemishes --
Years go solo --
Filling in the gaps --
Character that counts --
The gapless resume --
Promoting your promotions --
Grass underfoot --
Straight up --
Zipping along --
The happy-job-hopper --
Formatting tricks --
8. Step five : Show 'em you're an achiever --
Chronologically clear --
Functionally sound --
Functional help --
One plus one is enough --
Skills for sale --
Business Management --
Education --
Engineering / Technical --
Nonprofit Management --
Who's your audience? --
Downplay differences --
Keep it relevant --
First things first --
Lights, camera, action verbs! --
Management --
Communication --
How'd the other guys say it? --
Brainstorming --
Warning! Functional resume ahead --
9. Step six : Give yourself credit for education and more --
Finish lines --
Education 101 --
What if? --
Hot college degrees --
Getting credit for your pending degree --
Interpreting degree equivalents --
Don't have a degree? --
Hooray! Just got my high school diploma --
The not-so-new high school diploma --
The last word --
Volunteerism that pays off --
Professional schmoozer --
Getting published --
Standing up for your award --
Key point: your computer skills --
Making a hobby of it --
Anything missing? --
What's better left unsaid --
Money talk --
Referring to references --
Forget the personal stuff Pt. 3. The correspondence connection --
10. Job search correspondence --
E-mail or hardcopy letters? --
10 tips for e-mail etiquette --
A cover e-mail with your resume --
Your new buddy, the recruiter --
Your friend knows a hiring manager --
You don't know me --
Mighty cover note on a resume website --
Setting your sights on a company website --
Addressing the big Job Boards --
Follow-up e-mail to recruiter --
Reply to the company recruiter --
Jump on the Job Board --
Getting back to a hiring manager --
Dear Boss --
Yes, I'm interested --
Salary small talk --
11. Thank you notes --
Hardcopy or e-mail? --
Four times to say "thank you" --
The thank you formula --
Thank you for contacting me --
How to say "thank you" after an interview --
Thanks for the rejection --
I appreciate the job offer --
The good news letter Pt. 4. Your job search on the Web --
12. E-mail express --
Easy e-mail resumes --
Pasting your resume into the body of the e-mail --
Make a backup copy to work in --
Add emphasis with CAPS --
Use straight quotes --
Save the document as plain text --
Make a few minor adjustments --
Bite the bullet --
Using your notepad --
Staying above the fold --
Sending your resume as an attachment --
Document success with old versions of Word --
3-2-1, take-off! --
13. Posting your resume online --
Picking a bank --
Specialized industries or professions --
Specializing in special interests --
It's a regional thing --
The Big Guys --
Company websites pay off --
The downside of uploading --
Hello, Ms. Employer! --
Pigeonholed --
Your personal info becomes public --
Go to the Bank and fill out the forms --
Fill in the blanks --
The big submission --
Keeping up-to-date --
14. Your social network profile as your resume --
The good ol' network --
The buzz about social networking --
Get LinkedIn --
Sign me up! --
Your profile: your online resume --
Seeing is believing --
Tweeting on Twitter --
Staying connected on Facebook --
15. Blogging your way to a new job --
It's a website, it's a blog, it's your Online Billboard! --
Blog nuts and bolts --
Joining a community --
Going it alone --
Adding a blog to your website --
Look at me, I'm blogging --
Feature your resume --
Load 'er up --
Adding links --
Learning the ropes --
Making the best of a good thing --
Special effects --
Topic thunder --
Driving traffic to your blog --
Sample blog resume --
Portfolio of sample resumes.
Other Titles: Complete idiot's guide
Perfect resume
Responsibility: by Susan Ireland.

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