With Knock ’em Dead Resumes, 12th Edition, you’ll grab employers’ attention–and get the job you want. You can count on the Expert advice provided in this book on building a resume to get the job you’ve always wanted!
This books provides a comprehensive guide to thinking about your experience, defining your personal brand, and translating it into a resume that will get attention. The text and 100 sample resumes are up-to-date and would help the majority of job seekers find a style and sample text in their fields
Introduction – The Facts of Life . . . 8
Chapter 1 Your resume—Te Most Financially Important document
You’ll ever own . . . 9
Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works,
you work, and when it doesn’t work, you don’t.
Chapter 2 Your customer Knows What he Wants—how to Get Inside his head . . . 15
How to create a template for the story your resume needs to tell in order to be successful.
Chapter 3 Your resume Is a Garbage In/Garbage out proposition . . . 35
Fifty percent of the success of any project depends on the preparation. Taking the time to
gather the right information for your resume makes the diﬀerence between interviews and no
Chapter 4 How to define and Build a desirable professional Brand . . . 51
In any job search you are selling a product: You are a bundle of skills and capabilities suited
to a particular set of challenges. Like any product you will do better when you give a distinct
identity to what you are taking to market.
Chapter 5 resume Formats . . . 75
A resume’s format can help emphasize or de-emphasize aspects of your professional
Chapter 6 The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Way to Write Your resume—Keep It Simple, Stupid . . . 89
The most eﬀective way to get a premium, powerful resume for a professional job in the shortest time with the least hassle.
Chapter 7 how to Give Your resume punch . . . 123
First impressions are important. Editing polishes your content and helps it deliver a
Chapter 8 resume customization, alternative resumes, and Formats
needed for an eﬀective Job Search . . . 133
With the job search the way it is today, you may need to repackage your background into
three or more diﬀerent delivery vehicles.
Chapter 9 ready to Launch . . . 159
Everyone hates reading resumes, so here are some powerful strategies to make your resume
data dense and visually accessible to distracted readers.
Chapter 10 The resumes . . . 165
One hundred-plus killer resumes that got real jobs for real people.
Accounting/Finance . . . 166
Healthcare . . . 176
Human Resources . . . 191
PR/Marketing . . . 194
Sales . . . 202
IT/Tech . . . 206
Miscellaneous . . . 214
Entry Level . . . 251
Manager . . . 269
General Index . . . 313
Index of Resumes by Industry and Job Title . . . 318
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