The Elements of Résumé Style

The Elements of Résumé Style

Essential Rules for Writing Résumés and Cover Letters That Work

Book - 2014 | Second edition
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It's amazing the misinformation found in most r#65533;sum#65533; books! Scott Bennett has hired hundreds of people in a variety of industries, and he knows firsthand what kind of r#65533;sum#65533; sparks an employer's interest--and which ones fail. In The Elements of R#65533;sum#65533; Style , he warns against popular "tricks" that tend to backfire--and instead shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted r#65533;sum#65533;s and cover letters that actually work.

In this new edition, readers see that whether it's on paper or online, the rules are the same: use clear, dynamic language--and keep it short and focused. Now covering social media, the online application process, and more, this indispensable guide provides:

More than 1,400 action words, statements, and position descriptions that help sell your skills and experience * Hundreds of words, phrases, and vague claims to avoid * Advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and requests for salary history and requirements * Sample r#65533;sum#65533;s, response letter, inquiry letter, informational interview request letter, references, and more * Surprising tips for acing the interview

Competition is intense no matter what your field, but this candid book's time-tested tools will make you stand out--and help get you the job you deserve!

Publisher: New York : American Management Association, ©2014
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780814433935
Branch Call Number: 650.142 BEN 2014
Characteristics: xx, 134 pages ; 21 cm

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