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The Resource The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work, Scott Bennett, (electronic resource)

The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work, Scott Bennett, (electronic resource)

Label
The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work
Title
The elements of résumé style
Title remainder
essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work
Statement of responsibility
Scott Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's amazing the misinformation found in most résumé books! Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand what kind of résumé sparks an employer's interest-and which ones fail. In The Elements of Résumé Style, he warns against popular "tricks" that tend to backfire-and instead shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted résumés and cover letters that lead to real jobs
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
650.14/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work, Scott Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8B1710E1-D2A3-4CF0-83B5-1BE664E6B698
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; title; copyright; contents; preface to the second edition; introduction: writers make choices; why sometimes you can do everything right and still get no invitation to an interview; pay attention to items within your control; less is more; twelve things you can do without; 1. common concerns; are you sure of where you want to work?; are you sure of what you want to do?; move beyond your dreamkillers; résumé length; chronological or functional résumé?; employment gaps; include interim jobs?; self-employment; job hopping; what about social media?
  • 2. presentation: the reader sees more than wordspaper; ink; margins; spacing; font; boldface; italics; all caps; underlining; save as . . .; 3. even the simplest items send messages to the reader; your name; your address; your phone number; your fax number; your e-mail address; your e-mail signature; 4. sell your skills and experience-always with the reader in mind; goal section?; goal vs. objective; executive summary section?; give readers a reason to believe; education or work experience section first?; ""work experience"" vs. ""professional experience""; position descriptions/blurbs
  • Sentences/action statementsverbs/action words; volunteer experience section; education section; inventions, published works, seminars section; software skills section; language skills section; memberships section; references statement?; personal information section?; artwork, photos, decorative borders, and line art; 5. deliver your message the right way to the right places; sending your résumé; job/career fairs and reverse job/career fairs; responding to blind ads; thinking outside the cubicle; 6. cover letters; cover letters in general; sample response letter
  • The unsung hero of the job search: the inquiry lettersample inquiry letter; informational interview request letter; sample informational interview request letter; 7. the final three pre-interview items: salary requirements, salary history, references; request for salary requirements; request for salary history; elements of compensation for salary history; references; 8. marketing to yourself; 9. bonus interview chapter, by popular demand: scott, my résumé worked! now what?!; physical prep; mental prep; read up and then meet up; are you ready for your close-up?; after the interview
  • Conclusion: you're the carpenterappendices; a. more examples of effective position descriptions/blurbs; b. a special note to homemakers; c. a special note to veterans; d. a special note to ex-offenders; e. a special note to people in recovery; index; about the author; free sample chapter from acing the interview
Control code
ocn886107646
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (176 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814433942
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8B1710E1-D2A3-4CF0-83B5-1BE664E6B698
System control number
(OCoLC)886107646
Label
The elements of résumé style : essential rules for writing résumés and cover letters that work, Scott Bennett, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8B1710E1-D2A3-4CF0-83B5-1BE664E6B698
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; title; copyright; contents; preface to the second edition; introduction: writers make choices; why sometimes you can do everything right and still get no invitation to an interview; pay attention to items within your control; less is more; twelve things you can do without; 1. common concerns; are you sure of where you want to work?; are you sure of what you want to do?; move beyond your dreamkillers; résumé length; chronological or functional résumé?; employment gaps; include interim jobs?; self-employment; job hopping; what about social media?
  • 2. presentation: the reader sees more than wordspaper; ink; margins; spacing; font; boldface; italics; all caps; underlining; save as . . .; 3. even the simplest items send messages to the reader; your name; your address; your phone number; your fax number; your e-mail address; your e-mail signature; 4. sell your skills and experience-always with the reader in mind; goal section?; goal vs. objective; executive summary section?; give readers a reason to believe; education or work experience section first?; ""work experience"" vs. ""professional experience""; position descriptions/blurbs
  • Sentences/action statementsverbs/action words; volunteer experience section; education section; inventions, published works, seminars section; software skills section; language skills section; memberships section; references statement?; personal information section?; artwork, photos, decorative borders, and line art; 5. deliver your message the right way to the right places; sending your résumé; job/career fairs and reverse job/career fairs; responding to blind ads; thinking outside the cubicle; 6. cover letters; cover letters in general; sample response letter
  • The unsung hero of the job search: the inquiry lettersample inquiry letter; informational interview request letter; sample informational interview request letter; 7. the final three pre-interview items: salary requirements, salary history, references; request for salary requirements; request for salary history; elements of compensation for salary history; references; 8. marketing to yourself; 9. bonus interview chapter, by popular demand: scott, my résumé worked! now what?!; physical prep; mental prep; read up and then meet up; are you ready for your close-up?; after the interview
  • Conclusion: you're the carpenterappendices; a. more examples of effective position descriptions/blurbs; b. a special note to homemakers; c. a special note to veterans; d. a special note to ex-offenders; e. a special note to people in recovery; index; about the author; free sample chapter from acing the interview
Control code
ocn886107646
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (176 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814433942
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8B1710E1-D2A3-4CF0-83B5-1BE664E6B698
System control number
(OCoLC)886107646

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