Resumes For Dummies, 7th Edition

  • Laura DeCarlo
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  • ISBN-10: 1118982622
  • ISBN-13: 9781118982624
  • DDC: 650.142
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field—whatever it may be—can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. Luckily, this guide is here to serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
Getting Started with Resumes.
1: Seeing How the Digital Age Is Changing the Job Chase.
2: Finding Your Next Job in the Wide World of Social Media.
3: Going Mobile: Resumes on Smartphones and Tablets.
4: Familiar Search Tools That Haven’t Gone Away.
5: Do Due Diligence, Ditch Digital Dirt.
Pulling Together Your Winning Resume.
6: Selecting Your Best Resume Format.
7: The Pieces and Parts of Your Resume.
8: Getting the Details Down and Making Them Shine.
9: Get On Target With Your Resume.
Resume Strategies That Wow ’em Every Time.
10: Wow Words Work Wonders.
11: Refine Your Design for Great Looks.
12: Resumes for Life’s Changing Phases.
13: Overcoming Career Road Blocks with Your Resume.
Bringing It All Together: Sample Resumes.
14: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field.
15: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Experience Level and Age.
16: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances.
The Part of Tens.
17: Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume.
18: Ten Ways to Up Your Odds of Landing the Job.
19: Ten Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help.
20: Your Ten-Point Resume Checklist.
Appendix Directory of Resume Writers.
About the Author.
Author’s Acknowledgments.
Publisher’s Acknowledgments.
Wiley End User License Agreement.