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Extreme Resume Makeover : Ultimate Guide to Renovating Your Resume

Extreme Resume Makeover : Ultimate Guide to Renovating Your Resume - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073511825

Cover of Extreme Resume Makeover : Ultimate Guide to Renovating Your Resume 07 (ISBN 978-0073511825)
ISBN13: 978-0073511825
ISBN10: 007351182X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No

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Extreme Resume Makeover : Ultimate Guide to Renovating Your Resume - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073511825

Cindy Kenkel

ISBN13: 978-0073511825
ISBN10: 007351182X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Extreme Resume Makeover focuses on the written communication involved in finding a job, including resumes, cover letters, and thank you notes. "Before and after" examples of real resumes are incorporated providing concrete visual examples to use as models for the final product. Each resume example indicates the errors in the initial attempt and suggested improvements. There are also sections on electronic formatting and electronic resumes, as well as lists of key words for various careers.

New Features

  • Relatable "before and after" examples of resumes used successfully by the author's former students.
  • Key words--a critical element of today's job search--are provided for all sixteen careers highlighted in the text.
  • The latest guidelines for electronic formatting and electronic resumes are addressed in step-by-step instructions.
  • An easy-to-write formula for cover letters is unveiled. Exceptional examples are showcased--from the traditional to the "T" or "two column" format. See how the cover letter and resume should match.
  • Worksheets for both a resume and cover letter in order to provide readers with a starting point when creating each.
  • A section showcasing thank you notes will ensure you make a good impression after an interview.
  • Computer instructions for creating a visually attractive document are included in the book.
  • The text utilizes a Frequently Answered Questions format in order to provide concise, yet comprehensive, answers.

Table of Contents

Part One: Résumés

Chapter 1-Getting Started
Chapter 2-Résumé Worksheet
Chapter 3-Choosing a Format
Chapter 4-Before and After Résumé Examples
Chapter 5-Electronic Résumé Guidelines

Part Two: Cover Letters

Chapter 6-Your Cover Letter: A Résumé's Introducer

Part Three: Thank You Notes

Chapter 7-Creating a Personalized Thank-You Note

Appendix A-Action Verbs
Appendix B-Résumé Checklist