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Elements of Resume Style : Essential Rules and Eye-Opening Advice for Writing R?sum?s and Cover Letters That Work

Elements of Resume Style : Essential Rules and Eye-Opening Advice for Writing R?sum?s and Cover Letters That Work - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814472804

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ISBN13: 978-0814472804
ISBN10: 081447280X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: American Management Association
Published: 2005
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Elements of Resume Style : Essential Rules and Eye-Opening Advice for Writing R?sum?s and Cover Letters That Work - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814472804

Scott Bennett

ISBN13: 978-0814472804
ISBN10: 081447280X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: American Management Association
Published: 2005
International: No
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.

Table of Contents

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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