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The National Business Employment Weekly's Premier Guide to Resumes

Don’t just list your credentials—create resumes that get results! When it comes to your resume, one size doesn’t fit all. You need a document that’s uniquely your own, one that "hooks" prospective employers and proves you have the combination of skills, abilities, and experience they’re looking for. Written by an award-winning columnist at the National Business Employment Weekly, today’s leading career resource, this practical guide arms you with the latest techniques for researching and writing tailor-made, highly focused resumes that work like sophisticated sales tools, giving you a powerful competitive edge in today’s aggressive job market. This updated edition includes new resumes from real-life candidates who sought and found jobs, with many "before and after" examples.

  • Covers all types of resumes, including chronological, functional, and combination

  •  Outlines how to identify your most relevant skills and accomplishments

  •  Avoids the cookie-cutter approach to resumes, providing plentiful examples, ideas, and checklists to help you create a unique document

  •  Covers specialized resume categories, including first-time job seekers, homemakers returning to the work force, career changers, and even seasoned professionals

  •  Includes the real-life stories behind the model resumes—learn how people in similar circumstances changed their lives and moved on to better positions

  •  Shows how to prepare a scannable version of your document

  •  Teaches you how to effectively sell your unique talents and qualifications—even to the most demanding recruiter

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The National Business Employment Weekly's Premier Guide to Cover Letters

Expert guidance on creating powerful, persuasive cover letters! The majority of hiring managers will tell you that a well-crafted, polished cover letter is still the key to making a good first impression and winning an interview. This invaluable resource, fully revised and updated, offers sound advice on writing a memorable letter that stands out from the crowd. Written by an award-winning columnist for the National Business Employment Weekly, today’s leading career resource, this guide is packed with the practical tips and techniques you need to develop an effective letter that will grab a potential employer’s attention. Helpful examples from real job seekers will show you what letters work and why for specific audiences—from employers to recruiters. This new edition also features largely expanded information on conducting a job search via the Internet. This essential reference will show you how to:

  • Compose the basic elements of a successful letter

  • Write targeted letters for specific situations, from mounting a direct-mail campaign to networking with contacts to uncover positions in the hidden job market

  • Browse online for career opportunities, including Internet do’s and don’ts

  • Read between the lines of a want ad and discover what employers really want

  • Pursue a position in your current company without losing seniority and benefits

  • Compose follow-up letters, such as thank-you notes, and use them to your advantage

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