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Resumes That Get You Hired


GET IT RIGHT - and your resume can get you in the door and into the job you really want. In today's career world, "just the facts" won't do it. You have got to be smart, competitive, convincing, and professional. Resumes That Get You Hired gathers all the relevant information to guide you through every step of the way, from analyzing your strengths and selling yourself most effectively, to choosing and using the best format for your resume - traditional printed, electronic, or scannable. This book has it all:

- A fill-in-the-blanks questionnaire to get you started
- Making the right layout choices: paper, format, font
- Writing a cover letter: the 8 points that impress
- E-mail and the Web: the ways to go
- Prepare your resume so it scans without glitches
- Pros and cons of hiring a professional resume writer
- Vocabulary lists of power words and phrases
- Online career website directory, and online and print resources


Chapter 1: What a Resume is ... and What It’s Not
Chapter 2: Compiling the Necessary Information to Include on Your Resume
Chapter 3: Choosing the Proper Resume Format
Chapter 4: Putting Your Resume Together
Chapter 5: Your Resume’s Appearance: Make Sure It’s Easy to Read
Chapter 6: Creating and Submitting Your Resume Package: from Cover Letters to Thank-You Notes
Chapter 7: Electronic Resources and Resumes
Chapter 8: Resume Software Makes the Whole Resume-Writing Process Easier
Chapter 9: Hiring a Professional Resume Writer
Chapter 10: The 35 Resume Mistakes to Avoid
Chapter 11: Putting the Pieces Together and Landing a Job
A. Action Verbs and Power Phrases for Your Resume
B. Defining and Describing Your Job Title
C. Online Career Website Directory and Other Online Resources for Job Seekers
D. Print Resources for Job Seekers
Index of Exhibits: Sample Resumes, Resume Formats, and Tips on Cover Letters

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