Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition
Is your job search stalling out after you submit a resume but before you're offered an interview? With a recession that has caused a 10% unemployment rate affecting 15.3 million Americans, having a winning resume is vital to securing an interview-and it demands a fresh look at how you write your resumes and market yourself.
Whether you're entering the job market for the first time, looking for a new job after a lay off, or changing careers, Resumes For Dummies shows you the ropes and rules for a new era in recruiting and jobsearching.
- Instructions for writing an inclusive core resume
- Tips on targeting a known position, or tailoring a resume to specific industries
- Common resume-writing mistakes to avoid
Updated with the latest information on privacy issues in the electronic age, Resumes For Dummies is your go-to guide for getting your foot in the door.
Part I: Visiting the World of Resumes, Today and Tomorrow.
Chapter 1: Digital Age Changes Job Chase.
Chapter 2: Finding Your Next Job in the Wide World of Social Media.
Chapter 3: Going Mobile: Resumes on Smartphones and Tablets.
Chapter 4: Familiar Search Tools That Haven’t Gone Away.
Chapter 5: Do Due Diligence, Ditch Digital Dirt.
Part II: Customizing Resumes: Your Many Faces in Many Places.
Chapter 6: Target! The Generic Resume Has Nearly Dropped Dead.
Chapter 7: Chart a Cool Course to the Right Jobs.
Chapter 8: Content Makes the OnTarget Difference.
Part III: Resume Basics That Wow ’Em Every Time.
Chapter 9: Creating Your Best Resume.
Chapter 10: Wow Words Work Wonders.
Chapter 11: Refi ne Your Design for Great Looks.
Chapter 12: Passages: Resumes for Your Life’s Changing Phases.
Chapter 13: Successful Solutions to Resume Problems.
Part IV: Bringing It All Together: Sample Resumes.
Chapter 14: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field.
Chapter 15: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes by Experience Level and Age.
Chapter 16: A Sampling of OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances.
Chapter 17: A Sampling of Extreme Resume Makeovers.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten (×3) Ways to Prove Your Claims.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume.
Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help.
Chapter 21: Your Ten-Point Resume Checklist.