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How to write better resumes and cover letters

Author: Criscito, Pat Series: Barron's educational series Publisher: Barron's, 2008.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 249 p. : Ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780764139178Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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How to Write Better Résumés and Cover Letters Contents Page About the Author ............................................................................................. v 1 Meet the Perfect Résumé....................................................................................... 1 Writing the Perfect Résumé.................................................................... 3 Electronic Résumés .............................................................................. 5 Cover Letters .......................................................................................... 6 Get Ready, Get Set, Write ...................................................................... 6 2 Step 1--Focus....................................................................................................... 9 Your Passion........................................................................................ Your Brand ......................................................................................... Career Planning Internet Resources ................................................ The Objective Statement ................................................................... College Career Service Centers ........................................................... Résumé Sections ............................................................................... 10 11 12 12 15 16 3 Step 2--Education ............................................................................................ 19 Which Came First............................................................................... 19 The Devil's in the Details.................................................................... 21 Technical and Occupational Training ................................................ 22 Continuing Education ...................................................................... 23 Worksheets ........................................................................................ 26 35 4 Step 3--Research ............................................................................................. 5 Step 4--Keywords ............................................................................................. 37 Keywords in Electronic Résumés ........................................................ 39 Sample Keywords .................................................................................. 42 Sample Résumés with Keywords Highlighted .................................... 48 Worksheets ........................................................................................ 51 6 Step 5--Organize................................................................................................ 53 Unpaid Experience............................................................................... 54 Worksheets ........................................................................................ 55 7 Step 6--Accomplishments .............................................................................. 65 Sample Accomplishment Sentences .................................................. 66 Awards and Honors ........................................................................... 75 77 Change Is Inevitable........................................................................... 77 Delete Education ............................................................................... 78 8 Step 7--Delete .................................................................................................. Page 9 Step 8--Dynamic Sentences ........................................................................... 79 Finding Help......................................................................................... 79 Power Verbs ........................................................................................... 82 89 Before and After Sample ..................................................................... 91 97 Photographs ..................................................................................... 98 References............................................................................................. 98 Samples ............................................................................................. 99 Worksheets ....................................................................................... 106 10 Step 9--Rearrange ......................................................................................... 11 Step 10--Related Qualifications ................................................................... 12 Step 11--Qualifications Summary .............................................................. 111 Samples ........................................................................................... 113 Worksheets ....................................................................................... 124 13 Step 12--Putting It All Together ................................................................... 127 Functional or Chronological ............................................................ Paragraph Style or Bullets .............................................................. Executive Résumés .......................................................................... Curriculum Vitae ............................................................................. Designing the Perfect Résumé ......................................................... 127 137 142 148 152 169 170 170 171 183 185 209 211 211 212 212 212 213 214 239 14 Electronic Résumés....................................................................................... Controlling Your Online Identity ....................................................... Blogging and Online Networking ...................................................... The ASCII Text Résumé ....................................................................... MS Word and PDF Résumés ............................................................ HTML Résumés and e-Folios ............................................................ 15 Cover Letters ................................................................................................ Story Letters ..................................................................................... Letters to Recruiters ........................................................................ Dynamic Letters................................................................................. Thank You Letters ............................................................................ Letterheads ..................................................................................... Paper Colors ...................................................................................... Sample Letters ................................................................................. Index ............................................................................................................

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