Summary: It's amazing the myths one can find in some résumé books. Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand what kinds of résumés spark the interest of employers. In The Elements of Résumé Style, Bennett explains why some of the most popular "tricks" backfire more often than they work, and offers clear, smart strategies for creating résumés and cover letters
Summary: It's amazing the myths one can find in some résumé books. Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand what kinds of résumés spark the interest of employers. In The Elements of Résumé Style, Bennett explains why some of the most popular "tricks" backfire more often than they work, and offers clear, smart strategies for creating résumés and cover letters that get people jobs. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:American Management Association Year Published: 2005 International: No
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1. Common Concerns
Are You Sure of Where You Want to Work? Are You Sure of What You Want to Do? Résumé Length Chronological or Functional Résumé? Employment Gaps Include Interim Jobs? Self-Employment Job Hopping
2. Presentation: The Reader Sees More than Words
Paper Ink Margins Spacing Font Boldface Italics All Caps Underlining
3. Even the Simplest Items Send Messages to the Reader
Your Name Your Address Your Phone Number Your Fax Number Your E-Mail Address
4. Sell Your Skills and Experience--Always with the Reader in Mind
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 Places
Sending Your Résumé Job/Career Fairs and Reverse Job/Career Fairs Responding to Blind Ads
6. Cover Letters
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, References Request for Salary Requirements Request for Salary History Elements of Compensation for Salary History References
8. Marketing to Yourself
Conclusion: You're the Carpenter Appendixes A. A Special Note to Homemakers B. A Special Note to Veterans C. A Special Note to Ex-Offenders D. A Special Note to People in Recovery Index About the Author
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