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The quick resume & cover letter book : write and use an effective resume in only one day

Author: J Michael Farr
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, ©2005.
Series: Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Presents advice on creating and using a resume, developing a "skills language," establishing a job objective, writing job search correspondence, uncovering the hidden job market, and getting a better job in less time.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Farr
ISBN: 1593570899 9781593570897
OCLC Number: 57344132
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: You don't have to read this whole book! --
Quick tips on how to use this book --
Preface --
section 1. The same-day resume --
1. Quick tips for creating and using a resume --
What is a resume? --
Some people say you don't need a resume --
Some good reasons why you should have a resume --
A big problem with resumes is that everyone is an expert --
Resume basics, for print and electronic formats --
Three types of resumes --
"Send your resume to lots of strangers and, if it is good enough, you will get job offers" and other fairy tales --
2. Create a simple resume in about an hour --
Two chronological resume samples --
The major sections of a chronological resume --
The final draft --
Instant resume worksheet --
3. Write a skills resume in just a few hours --
A sample skills resume --
Writing a skills resume --
Tips for editing your draft resume into final form --
More sample skills resumes (and JIST cards) --
4. Develop an electronic resume in less than an hour --
The requirements of one large employer are typical --
A sample text-only resume, with all graphics and format removed --
Adapting your resume for electronic use --
The importance of keywords --
What about fancy Internet resumes, including graphics, HTML, video clips, and more? section 2. A more thorough approach to resume writing (and career planning) --
5. Develop a powerful new skills language --
Can you communicate your skills? --
Three major types of skills : the skills triad --
Identify your skills --
6. Document the many details of your work and life experience --
Quick tips for completing the forms --
Education and training worksheet --
Work and volunteer history worksheet --
Other life experiences worksheet --
7. Identify your perfect job and industry --
Why your resume needs a job objective --
Consider jobs within clusters of related occupations --
The Occupational Outlook Handbook --
Other important sources of occupational information --
Also consider industries in your job search --
Values, preferences, and other matters to consider in defining your job objective --
Eight quick questions to help you define your ideal job --
Write your resume's job objective --
The job objective worksheet --
Finalize your resume's job objective statement --
8. Present strengths and overcome "problems" on your resume --
Never highlight a negative --
General guidelines for handling "problems" --
Quick tips for handling specific problems on a resume --
Other items to include, or not include, on your resume --
A final few words on handling problems --
9. Write a better resume now --
Getting started on a better resume --
If you aren't good at writing a resume, get some help --
What sort of resume will work best for you? --
Gather information and emphasize accomplishments, skills, and results --
Comprehensive resume worksheet --
More quick resume-writing tips --
More tips to improve your resume's design. section 3. A stupendous collection of professionally written and designed resumes --
How to use the sample resumes in this section --
If you need help writing your resume --
10. Sample chronological resumes --
11. Sample skills-based, combination, and creative resumes. section 4. Quick cover letters, thank-you notes, JIST Cards, and other job search correspondence --
12. The 15-minute cover letter, plus tips on how and when to use it --
Only two groups of people will receive your cover letters --
Seven quick tips for writing a superior cover letter in 15 minutes --
Writing cover letters to people you know --
Writing cover letters to people you don't know --
Additional sample cover letters --
13. Two of the most effective job search tools, thank-you notes and JIST cards, plus other job search correspondence --
The importance of thank-you notes --
JIST cards, a mini-resume and a powerful job search tool --
Other job search correspondence. section 5. Getting a great job in less time --
14. Seven steps to getting a good job in less time --
The quick job search : career planning and job search advice --
Changing jobs and careers is often healthy --
Seven steps for a quick and successful job search --
Structure your job search like a job --
The quick job search review --
15. Quick tips for using the Internet in your job search --
The Internet as a tool for your job search --
Eight quick tips to increase your job search effectiveness on the Internet --
The most useful Internet sites --
Closing thoughts : remember your main purpose --
Appendices --
Appendix A. Sample job description from the Occupational Outlook Handbook --
Appendix B. List of resume contributors.
Series Title: Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book.
Other Titles: Quick resume and cover letter book
Resume & cover letter book
Responsibility: Michael Farr.
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Presents advice on creating and using a resume, developing a "skills language," establishing a job objective, writing job search correspondence, uncovering the hidden job market, and getting a better job in less time.

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