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High impact resumes and letters: how to communicate your qualifications to employers

Author: Krannich, Ronald L. ; Banis, William J.Publisher: Impact Publications 2006.Edition: 9th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 323 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1570232431Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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High Impact Resumes and Letters How to Communicate Your Qualifications to Employers Contents Preface...........................................................................................................................ix 1 Communicate Your Qualifications With Impact ........................................... 1 n n n n n n n n The World of High Impact Resumes and Letters 2 It's About Effectively Communicating Qualifications 2 Focus On the Process 3 Yes, Anyone Can Find a Job 4 You Must Communicate Your Value to Employers 4 Key Products Promoting a Process 5 Use the Right Resources 6 Power-Up Your Job Search 7 2 Focus on Employers' Needs........................................................................... 8 n n n n n n n n n n Get Started Right 8 Make the High Impact Difference 10 Take Employers Seriously 10 Transcend Communication Rituals 11 Go for High Impact Communication 11 Become a Successful Communicator 12 Use a Different Approach 12 Uses and Users 14 What Comes Next 15 Implement and Follow Through 17 3 32 Myths and 48 Mistakes You Shouldn't Make ........................................... 18 n n n n Major Myths and Realities 18 Getting a Job 19 Planning Resume Content 21 Producing the Resume 24 v vi High Impact Resumes and Letters n n n n n n n Writing Letters 25 Distributing Resumes and Letters 29 Following Up Your Communication 30 Using New Resume Approaches 30 27 Writing Mistakes to Avoid 33 21 Production, Distribution, and Follow-Up Errors 35 Serious Business For Serious People 36 4 Resume Power, Process, and Ethical Behavior............................................. 37 n n n n n n n Knowledge and Power 37 Mysticism, Misunderstanding, and Sabotage 38 Doing Better 39 I(now What You're Doing and Where You're Going 39 Multi-Functional Documents 40 Career Development and Job Search Processes 41 Approach and Ethics 44 5 Organize Your Time, Implement Your Campaign......................................... 46 n n n n n n n Failure to Find Time and Implement Properly 46 Better Manage Your Time 48 Inventory Your Time Management Behavior 49 Organize Your Campaign 53 Complete the Resume 55 Follow Key Success Principles 55 Work With Others 59 6 Create High Impact Form, Content, and Structure...................................... 60 n n n n n n n Make Form and Content Work Together 60 Be Aware of Resume Positives and Negatives 61 Make the Right Choices 63 Select the Proper Format 63 Know Your Situation 66 Organize It Right 68 Remember What's Really Important 74 7 Develop Powerful Resume Content.................................................................. 75 n n n n n n n n Present Your Best Self 75 Create a Powerful Database for Analysis 75 Specify Contact Information 76 State an Employer-Oriented Objective 78 Summarize Qualifications 107 Describe Experience 107 Present Educational Background 111 Consider Personal Statements 113 Contents vii n Assess and Screen References 115 n Decide on Miscellaneous Information 115 8 Draft, Evaluate, and Produce the Final Product .................................... 119 n n n n Do First and Second Drafts 119 Conduct Internal and External Evaluations 120 Produce a First-Class Resume 125 Evaluate the Final Product 127 9 Write Powerful Job Search Letters......................................................... 129 n n n n n Having Impact in a Sea of Paper 129 Creating Resume Letters 132 Writing Cover Letters 133 Producing Approach Letters 136 Adding Impact With Thank-You Letters 137 10 Distribute, Market, and Manage With Impact........................................139 n n n n n n n n n What Do You Do Next? 139 Approach the Publicized Job Market With Caution 140 Respond Effectively to Vacancy Announcements 141 Penetrate the Hidden Job Market 142 Broadcast for Dumb Luck and Lightning 142 The Case for High-Tech Resume Blasting 143 Prospect and Network 145 Keep Good Records 158 The Art of Advertising 163 11 Implement and Follow Through With Persistence................................. 164 n n n n n n n n n Making Things Happen Through Action 164 Implement for Positive Results 165 Commit Yourself in Writing 165 Be Sure to Follow Up 167 Effective Follow-Up Methods 167 Follow-Up Statements and Cheerful Persistence 169 Follow Up Your Follow-Up 172 Follow-Up Means to Follow Up 173 Evaluate Your Follow-Up Competencies 173 12 Electronic Resumes and Internet Job Searching.................................... 175 n Resumes in an Electronic Era 175 n The Changing Electronic Resume 176 viii High Impact Resumes and Letters n n n n n n n n n Types of Electronic Resumes 177 "Software Sensitive" Resumes 178 Resumes for E-Mail and Internet Transmission 180 Internet Distribution 182 HTML Resumes and Home Pages 185 e-Portfolios 185 Your Internet Act 186 Video and Multimedia Resumes 186 Question Electronic Effectiveness 187 13 Welcome Opportunities...................................................................................... 188 n n n n Building on Basic Foundations 188 Your Next Steps 189 Optimism With Pragmatism 189 Luck Will Come Your Way 190 14 The Savvy Job Hunter110 Questions and Answers........................................................................ 191 n n n n n Resume Writing 191 Resume Production 208 Resume Distribution 209 Resume Follow-Up 213 Job Search Letters 215 Appendix A: Resume Transformations................................................................. 219 Appendix B: Resume Styles ................................................................................... 227 Appendix C: Effective Job Search Letters............................................................ 236 Appendix D: Resumes and Letters from Career Professionals....................... 249 Index............................................................................................................................ 314 The Authors................................................................................................................ 318 Career Resources ..................................................................................................... 319

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