Resumes for Re-Entering the Job Market

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 20, 2008 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
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Re-energize your resume!

You've taken some time away from your career path, but you're now ready to get back into the job market. Put your previous education and experience to work and get an edge on the other job applicants with Resumes for Re-Entering the Job Market. This helpful resource is packed with expert advice on creating concise, stylish resumes that will instantly get you noticed. With this go-to guide you'll:

  • Get access to nearly 100 sample resumes and cover letters
  • Organize and draft your resume with the aid of helpful worksheets
  • Discover the common elements in the most popular resume formats
  • Learn to use vivid, active verbs in your resume
  • Find out how to format and submit resumes electronically

In today's job market, an effective, eye-catching resume is essential for success. With the help of Resumes for Re-Entering the Job Market you'll make a strong first impression and take a confident step toward landing the job of your dreams.


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Chapter 1 The Elements of an Effective Resume
Chapter 2 Writing Your Resume
Chapter 3 Assembly and Layout
Chapter 4 The Cover Letter
Chapter 5 Sample Resumes
Chapter 6 Sample Cover Letters

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Page 29 - ... resume. Remember that resumes often require use of a shorthand style of writing that may include sentences without periods and other stylistic choices that break the standard rules of grammar. Be consistent in each section, and throughout the whole resume, with your choices. RULES OF CAPITALIZATION • Capitalize proper nouns, such as names of schools, colleges, and universities; names of companies; and brand names of products. • Capitalize major words in the names and titles of books, tests,...
Page 18 - WORK EXPERIENCE Regional Sales Manager Managed sales representatives from seven states. Oversaw twelve food chain accounts in the eastern United States. Directed the sales force in planned selling toward specific goals. Supervised and trained new sales representatives. Counseled customers in the areas of inventory management and quality control. Coordinated and sponsored the annual Food Industry Seminar. Increased monthly regional volume 25 percent and helped to improve customer-company relations...
Page 22 - The first section is placed near the top of the resume, just below the job objective section, and can be called Accomplishments or Achievements. The second section, containing the bare essentials of your employment history, should come after the accomplishments section and can be titled Work Experience or Employment History. The other sections of your resume remain the same. The work experience section is the only one affected in the functional resume. By placing the section that focuses on your...
Page 14 - Professional Memberships Another potential element in your resume is a section listing professional memberships. Use this section to list involvement in professional associations, unions, and similar organizations. It is to your advantage to list any professional memberships that pertain to the job you are seeking. Be sure to include the dates of your involvement and whether you took part in any special activities or held any offices within the organization. Use the following worksheet to gather...
Page 10 - Here you should list any awards, honors, or memberships in honorary societies that you have received. Usually these are of an academic nature, but they can also be for special achievement in sports, clubs, or other school activities. Always be sure to include the name of the organization honoring you and the date(s) received. Use the worksheet below to help gather your honors information.
Page 33 - ... interested in whatever job is being offered. 6. One or two more paragraphs that tell why you want to work for the company and what qualifications and experience you can bring to that company. 7. A final paragraph that closes the letter and requests that you be contacted for an interview. You may mention here that your references are available upon request. 8. The closing ("Sincerely," or "Yours Truly," followed by your signature with your name typed under it).
Page 33 - ... be mentioned twice. If your cover letter is a success, your resume will be read and all pertinent information reviewed by your prospective employer. Producing the Cover Letter Cover letters should always be typed individually, since they are always written to particular individuals and companies.
Page 9 - ... deciding factor in an employer's decision to hire you. Be sure to stress your accomplishments in school with the same finesse that you stressed your accomplishments at work. If you are looking for your first job, your education will be your greatest asset, since your work experience will most likely be minimal. In this case, the education section becomes the most important. You will want to...
Page 25 - ... it is time to work on the physical layout of your resume. There is no single appropriate layout that applies to every resume, but there are a few basic rules to follow in putting your resume on paper: 1. Leave a comfortable margin on the sides, top, and bottom of the page (usually 1 to 1/2 inches).

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