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Goof-Proof Resumes & Cover Letters


In today's tough job market, the perfect resume and cover letter are a must for every job seeker. Finding an appropriate job posting is daunting enough, then comes the even harder part - drafting or updating your resume. As if that weren't enough, you must also compose a flawless cover letter as well. Pursuing a new career can be a full-time job in itself, and who can find the time? Gain time and learn all about correct formats and styles with the 36 Goof-Proof Rules. By learning to correct basic blunders and using the proven information in the Goof-Proof Rules, you will land your dream job in no time! Goof-Proof Resumes & Cover Letters includes:

- Current resume and cover letter formats, with samples.
- Clear and concise instructions on how to best express your skills, experience, and education.
- Valuable lessons on everything from proper punctuation to expressing your personal style.
- Fill-in-the-blank sections to practice crafting your information after you have read and understood the Goof-Proof Rules.

Plus, you'll also find a section of important resources to improve your resume and cover letter writing skills. Follow the Goof-Proof Rules now, and never send out a flawed resume or cover letter again!


Part 1: The Goof-Proof Resume
Section One: The Goof-Up: Sorting Out What a Resume Is . . . and Is Not
Section Two: The Goof-Up: Using a Traditional Resume Format That Doesn't Match Your Experience
Section Three: The Goof-Up: Failing to Take Advantage of Electronic Resumes
Section Four: The Goof-Up: Mixed-Up Main Resume Sections
Section Five: The Goof-Up: Forgetting the Extras
Section Six: The Goof-Up: Not Presenting Your Information Clearly
Part One Summary

Part Two: The Goof-Proof Cover Letter
Section One: The Goof Up: Sorting Out What a Cover Letter Is . . . and Is Not
Section Two: The Goof-Up: Being Careless with Your Cover Letter
Section Three: The Goof-Up: Not Organizing Your Cover Letter
Section Four: The Goof-Up: Forgetting to Format Your Cover Letter
Part Two Summary

Part Three: Resources
Appendix A: Effective Action Words, Power Phrases, and Keywords
Appendix B: Print and Online Resources

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