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Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies - Australia / NZ, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition




Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies - Australia / NZ, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition

Amanda McCarthy, Kate Southam

ISBN: 978-0-730-30783-9 April 2014 296 Pages


Practical tricks for standing out from the crowd and getting the job you want in the Australian and New Zealand market

Applying for jobs in today's tight job market can seem like an overwhelming process. Competition is fierce and employers expect more than ever before from job applicants. With unemployment and redundancies rising, it's simply not a good time to be looking. So how do make yourself stand out? Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition shows you how to catch a recruiter's attention. Presenting a wealth of sample resumes and cover letters, this handy, easy-to-use guide shows you how to write a killer cover letter, format your resume for online use, use social networking to your advantage, and tailor your resume and cover letters for specific positions and companies.

  • Designed specifically for job hunters in Australia and New Zealand
  • Offers practical tips and advice on crafting a great resume and a perfect cover letter for any kind of position
  • Includes advice on addressing government selection criteria
  • Features ten ways to turn off a recruiter and ten tips for the perfect presentation

No matter how tough the job market is, a great resume and cover letter combination will help you get the attention you deserve. Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies gives you all the tools and tips you need to get noticed—and get your dream job!

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Creating Resumes and Cover Letters 5

Chapter 1: Introducing the First-Rate Resume and Cover Letter 7

Chapter 2: Resume Formats to Fit You — and the Job 21

Part II: Designing a Dazzling Resume 37

Chapter 3: Creating the Contents 39

Chapter 4: Winning Words for Resumes 63

Chapter 5: Overcoming Resume Dilemmas 79

Chapter 6: Polishing to Perfection 105

Part III: Resume Relatives 117

Chapter 7: Writing a Winning Cover Letter 119

Chapter 8: Creating a Winning Social Media Profile 137

Chapter 9: Dealing with Online Applications and Supporting Documents 159

Part IV: Sampling from the Suite of Resumes 177

Chapter 10: A Sampling of Standout Resumes 179

Chapter 11: Resumes for School Leavers 197

Chapter 12: Graduating to the World of Work — Resumes for Graduates 213

Chapter 13: Applying for Government Positions 231

Part V: The Part of Tens 253

Chapter 14: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Turn Off a Recruitment Consultant 255

Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Perfect Presentation 263

Index 269