How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters (Barron's How to Write Better Resumes & Cover Letters)

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Preparing a résumé that will attract prospective employers is a two-part exercise. First comes knowing how to summarize and advertise one's skills and background clearly and concisely. Just as important is knowing how to get the most out of a computer's word processing software--employing available typesetting techniques to make a résumé attractive to look at and easy to read. In today's job market it's better yet if the résumé is Internet-friendly and e-mailable. Author Pat Criscito presents a virtually fail-safe 12-step process for producing that perfect résumév in all formats needed for a job search. Also important is the cover letter that accompanies it, and again, Pat Criscito tells how to create a dynamic, customized letter that stands out from the crowd. Job seekers who open this book will find scores of model résumé to serve as inspiration for their own, whether they're seeking that very first job or are experienced professionals looking to advance their careers.

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The stodgy, old-fashioned typewritten résumé is a thing of the past?and here?s the brand-new approach that will propel you toward career success in today?s job market! Easy-to-use worksheets help you organize your job qualifications and career experience to make the best possible presentation. You learn to take full advantage of career planning internet sources and college career service centers. You learn the differences between paper résumés and electronic résumés and discover how to prepare each. You learn how to ?sell? your skills in a cover letter, using dynamic sentences, keywords, and power verbs. Finally, you learn how to prepare scannable and e-mailable résumés, include photos and references when required, select appropriate type faces and paper colors, and master all the details that will make a great impression on a prospective employer. Dozens of model résumés will inspire you, whether you?re a first-time job hunter to or an experienced professional looking to advance your career.

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Pat Criscito is a career advisor and the author of several books on job hunting and career advancement published by Barron's.

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