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Resumes for Dummies


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Resumes For Dummies, 5th edition cuts through the online clutter and bad advice to show readers how to craft their ideal resume for any position. It offers timeless solutions to resume problems, covers the best formats for individual situations, and presents cutting-edge strategies for getting noticed. This updated edition includes new information on customizing resumes for each position, using meta-search engine sites, and new ways to use resumes that are just coming into wide use. Employment expert Joyce Lain Kennedy includes dozens of modern sample resumes in various formats, information on keywords and e-search strategies, advice on handling difficult issues like extended periods of unemployment, changing career fields, and much more. For fresh, up-to-the-minute coverage of the best ways to use a resume today, Resumes For Dummies, 5th edition is the job-hunter's go-to resource.

This new edition from the dean of career writers not only supplies everything you need to avoid the resume cliches and mistakes so many job seekers make, but it expands its coverage of resume formats (chronological, electronic, functional, hybrid, accomplishment, targeted, linear, professional, keyword, academic, etc.) to include producing scannable resumes and electronic resumes.

Includes over 50 sample resumes in key formats for various careers, an updated chapter on keywords and e-search strategies.

Kennedy also offers advice on handling tough issues such as ageism and objections that you are overqualified, too young, have too little experience, are a woman re-entering the workforce, or have a disability. Learn how to effectively explain periods of unemployment, lack of experience, and changing career fields.

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