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Completely updated information on e-resumes, internet resumes, and scannable resumes, this is a giant compendium of before-and-after resume transformations and advice that's hailed by professional resume writers as the definitve resource for writing and desigining resumes that get people noticed. It provides trade secrets of a professional resume writer to the person out t ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Jist Works (first published October 1st 1998)
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Resistance is Futile
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
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
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.
Amber
Not very helpful for social work/psychology/fields less concerned with money and profits...
Alycia
Great resume book! Good formatting ideas.
Evelyn
It has some good pointers on resumes.
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650.142 W581 2010
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