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Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

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Resume Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work. All the tricks professional resume writers use to create eye-catching, result-driven resumes are revealed in this book.
Paperback, 583 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Jist Publishing (first published October 1st 1998)
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Rachel
Feb 21, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Synopsis: This book contains a lot of information about content and format of resumes. It starts by encouraging the reader to find his or her own personal brand, so that it can shine through on the resume. Then, Whitcomb discusses the differences between a chronological resume and a functional resume and provides suggestions about when each type of resume would be helpful. She helps the reader create an outline of the resume, later fleshing it out with helpful tips about content. She emphasizes ...more
Anne
May 15, 2014 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great reference book for job hunters. Whatever industry, educational level or experience you have as an applicant, you will find the most effective way to present your resume with this book. The book is well-organized, very in-depth and contains just about anything you are looking for when you're writing/tweaking your resume - from cover letters, job search, up to how do be found in databases that scan resumes. I was able to tweak my resume while following the guidelines in this book. In a tough ...more
Marie
Jun 07, 2013 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the greatest for health professionals. Would love to see some additional advice on their website for us. Also, would like more information on their website on how to do some of the formatting they show.
Ravi
Feb 11, 2016 Ravi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably the most comprehensive book out there for resume preparation. I junked my previous resumes and templates and began afresh with guidance from this book with excellent results.
Amber
Feb 12, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it
Not very helpful for social work/psychology/fields less concerned with money and profits...
Alycia
Jun 18, 2011 Alycia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business-books
Great resume book! Good formatting ideas.
Evelyn
Dec 25, 2011 Evelyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It has some good pointers on resumes.
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650.142 W581 2010
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