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The elements of resume style : essential rules for writing resumes and cover letters that work

Author: Scott Bennett
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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The author has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows first hand what kind of resume sparks an employer's interest - and which ones fail. In this book, he warns against  Read more...

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Bennett, Scott, 1962-
Elements of resume style : essential rules for writing resumes and cover letters that work.
New York : American Management Association, ©2014
xx, 134 page
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Bennett
ISBN: 9780814433942 0814433944 0814433936 9780814433935 9781322027074 1322027072
OCLC Number: 891397848
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Contents Preface to the Second Editionxiii Introduction: Writers Make Choicesxv Why Sometimes You Can Do Everything Right and Still Get No Invitation to an Interview * Pay Attention to Items Within Your Control * Less Is More * Twelve Things You Can Do Without 1. Common Concerns 1 Are You Sure of Where You Want to Work? * Are You Sure of What You Want to Do? * Move Beyond Your Dreamkillers * Resume Length * Chronological or Functional Resume? * Employment Gaps * Include Interim Jobs? * Self-Employment * Job Hopping * What About Social Media? 2. Presentation: The Reader Sees More than Words 13 Paper * Ink * Margins * Spacing * Font * Boldface * Italics * All Caps * Underlining * Save As . . . 3. Even the Simplest Items Send Messages to the Reader 19 Your Name * Your Address * Your Phone Number * Your Fax Number * Your E-Mail Address * Your E-Mail Signature 4. Sell Your Skills and Experience-- Always with the Reader in Mind23 Goal Section? * Goal vs. Objective * Executive Summary Section? * Give Readers a Reason to Believe * Education or Work Experience Section First? * "Work Experience" vs. "Professional Experience" * Position Descriptions/Blurbs * Sentences/Action Statements * Verbs/Action Words * Volunteer Experience Section * Education Section * Inventions, Published Works, Seminars Section * Software Skills Section * Language Skills Section * Memberships Section * References Statement? * Personal Information Section? * Artwork, Photos, Decorative Borders, and Line Art 5. Deliver Your Message the Right Way to the Right Places57 Sending Your Resume * Job/Career Fairs and Reverse Job/Career Fairs * Responding to Blind Ads * Thinking Outside the Cubicle 6. Cover Letters 65 Cover Letters in General * Sample Response Letter * The Unsung Hero of the Job Search: The Inquiry Letter * Sample Inquiry Letter * Informational Interview Request Letter * Sample Informational Interview Request Letter 7. The Final Three Pre-Interview Items: Salary Requirements, Salary History, References73 Request for Salary Requirements * Request for Salary History * Elements of Compensation for Salary History * References 8. Marketing to Yourself81 9. Bonus Interview Chapter, By Popular Demand: Scott, My Resume Worked! Now What?!83 Physical Prep * Mental Prep * Read Up and Then Meet Up * Are You Ready for Your Close-Up? * After the Interview Conclusion: You're the Carpenter95 Appendices97 A.More Examples of Effective Position Descriptions/Blurbs99 B.A Special Note to Homemakers117 C.A Special Note to Veterans119 D.A Special Note to Ex-Offenders123 E.A Special Note to People in Recovery127 Index129 About the Author135
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