Resumes, Cover Letters, Networking, and Interviewing

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Cengage Learning, Feb 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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This practical resume-building and employment guide takes readers step-by-step through the process of crafting a polished resume and developing strong interview techniques. It is the only resume manual on the market specifically geared toward those who enter the job market with a two-year degree, although it is equally applicable to four-year graduates. Numerous examples allow readers to develop a resume that best suits their career goals, and information on electronic resume formatting and delivery prepares readers to use today's online resources in their employment search. The guide also provides a direct, simplified approach to the entire employment process by discussing employment databases, cover letters, networking, and job applications.
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Contents

Getting the Interview
2
Identify Your Strengths to Construct a Qualifications Summary and Superior Resume
11
Developing the Key Sections of Your Resume
20
Essentials and Examples in Resume Presentation
28
Resume Formats Styles and Applications
46
Researching Prospective Employers Online and Tips on Salary Negotiations
52
Cover Letters
63
References Attachments Salary Histories and Employment Applications
72
Resume Submission and FollowUp
81
Networking and Social NetworkingWhere Most Jobs are Discovered
86
The Interview
96
Resumes for FourYear Graduates
109
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Clifford W. Eischen is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at Fresno City College, where he served as department chair for seven years. Professor Eischen earned his master's degree in business from California State University at Fresno. He is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, NCRW, one of 31 certified in the United States by the National Association of Resume Writers, whose organization consists of 368 members. Professor Eischen has an extensive background in leadership positions in career development, higher education, financial and small business management, and dispute resolution in central California. He has been a consultant and seminar director in resume and career development, cultural awareness, public and human relations, business law, and supervision and principles of management. Professor Eischen is the co-owner of Eischen's Professional Resume Service, located in Fresno, CA, since 1972. Professor Eischen has received the prestigious Hayward Award of Excellence in Education (1994) nomination and the National Institute for Staff Organizational Development Award (1993). In addition, he has achieved leadership roles in the California Business Education Association, Western Business Law Association, Faculty Association, Educational Employees Credit Union (formerly Chairman), and Certified Negotiating Council.

Lynn A. Eischen is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and is affiliated with the National Association of Resume Writers. She has an associate degree in marketing from Fresno City College, with career experience as an account executive/territory manager serving business and retail markets throughout California. Lynn Eischen is the co-owner of Eischen's Professional Resume Service, located in Fresno, California. She has developed, written, and edited career-focused materials for a broad spectrum of executive, mid-management, and young professionals. In addition, Lynn Eischen has conducted workshops and coached clients in interviewing skills and career strategies in both the United States and Europe.

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