Blue Collar Resumes, 2nd Edition

  • Steve Provenzano
  • ISBN-10: 1133702627  |  ISBN-13: 9781133702627
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2013 | Published
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Now you can identify and effectively market your skills and abilities to land the job you want with BLUE COLLAR RESUMES, SECOND EDITION. One of the few books written by a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), this high-impact approach to expert resume writing and career marketing includes a special section of resume examples for military veterans returning to the workforce, as well as a free resume review by the author. The author applies his 20+ years in recruiting and expert resume writing to reveal the latest tips and strategies regarding social network sites such as LinkedIn, personal networking and interviewing to shorten your job search, advance your career and increase your income. This practical guide clearly demonstrates how to rise above the competition and advance your career. You’ll discover what really works as Mr. Provenzano reveals the top secrets of today’s professional resume experts.

Features and Benefits

  • ONLY BOOK TO OFFER FREE RESUME ANALYSIS BY AUTHOR GIVES READERS JOB SEARCH ADVANTAGE. This is the only blue collar book to provide a no-cost professional resume analysis by the author via phone or e-mail to every reader for an exceptional head-start in outdistancing the competition in today’s job search.
  • ONE OF THE FEW RESUME BOOKS WRITTEN BY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITER PROVIDES PROVEN ADVICE. As a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) endorsed by The Chicago Tribune and published in The Wall Street Journal, this author has over 25 years of industry experience writing more than 4,000 resumes.
  • LATEST TIPS, STRATEGIES AND JOB SEARCH TECHNIQUES REFLECT TOP SECRETS FROM PROFESSIONAL RESUME WRITERS. Expert, practical advice for high-impact resume writing and career marketing make this a permanent resource blue collar workers will reference again and again as they seek to rise above the competition, win interviews, secure better-paying jobs, and advance careers.
  • TOTAL OF MORE THAN 100 RESUME SAMPLES REPRESENT WIDE RANGE OF PROFESSIONS. Readers see presentation techniques that truly work with more than 100 examples of exceptional resumes written specifically for a wide range of blue collar professions.
  • STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE WALKS READERS THROUGH PROCESS OF CREATING WINNING RESUME. Readers learn how to present themselves in the best light possible, from determining the best job opportunities to pursue and to taking inventory of personal strengths and weaknesses.

Table of Contents

Still Essential: The Blue Collar Resume
1. The Organic Skill Set: What Turns You On?
2. Organizing Your Materials.
3. The Pro-Active Resume Tool.
4. Why Titles Beat Objectives.
5. The Essential Profile: What Can You Do for Me?
6. Correct Use of Education and Relevant Credentials.
7. Designing Your Presentation.
8. Your Electronic, Light-Speed Resume.
9. Using Your Resume Effectively.
10. Cover Letter Essentials.
11. Resume Examples.
12. At Last: The Interview.
Job Search Resource Materials.
Resume Examples by Profession.
Free Resume Analysis by the Author.

What's New

  • NUMEROUS NEW RESUME EXAMPLES PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL SAMPLES AND MODELS. The most important part of any resume book, new current resume examples throughout this edition display the most effective presentations for blue collar career options.
  • UPDATED INFORMATION HIGHLIGHTS HOW TO LEVERAGE INTERNET JOB SEARCH RESOURCES. Readers learn how to maximize job search opportunities online through sites such as LinkedIn.
  • NEW EMPHASIS ON HIGH-IMPACT PROFILE SECTIONS ENSURES EFFECTIVENESS IN HR SCANS. Readers learn to create objective, powerful Profile Sections using expanded keywords that pass screenings in today’s ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) – the systems that scan resumes prior to human review by HR staff.
  • LATEST UPDATES REFLECT NEW STATISTICS FROM TODAY’S JOB MARKET. With numerous baby boomers retiring, the book pinpoints those industries experiencing shortages of skilled blue collar workers and the work environments ideal for qualified, ambitious candidates.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Provenzano

Steven Provenzano is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and career coach who runs a thriving business helping people at all income levels find the job of their dreams. He is the author of eight career books including Top Secret Resumes & Cover Letters and Top Secret Executive Resumes, and has more than 20 years in resume writing and corporate human resources. He has appeared on CNBC's "Money Talk," WGN, ABC/NBC News in Chicago, CLTV and numerous radio programs. His work and concepts have been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, the NBEW and Crain's Small Business. As President of ECS: Executive Career Service, Inc., he conducts seminars on resume writing and effective career search and development for major corporations. Mr. Provenzano and his staff have written more than 4000 resumes for clients worldwide through their Chicagoland offices and their website: Note: The author will provide a free resume analysis, send direct to: