The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book: Write and Use an Effective Resume in Only One Day (Jist's Quick Guides)

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The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book, Fourth Edition, gives job seekers all the expert advice they need to stay ahead of competitors and land a great job. This book offers proven, proactive advice on how to create outstanding job search documents and use them efficiently. Readers learn to create a basic resume in an hour and an improved resume in about half a day.

The fourth edition of this helpful guide includes more than 90 all-new sample resumes written by professional resume writers for all types of jobs and people, including a new chapter with electronic resume samples. The book also provides excellent career counseling sections to help anyone from high school graduates to high-level professionals define their ideal job and go out and get it.

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Why Buy This Book?

The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book shows you how to quickly create an effective resume that can be used immediately in the job search. In these pages you'll find expert advice from the author on creating and using a resume, developing a "skills language," establishing a job objective, writing job search correspondence, uncovering the hidden job market, and getting a better job in less time. No matter what your employment history, read this book to discover how your resume can emphasize your strengths and diminish your weaknesses.

Features More Than an Ordinary Resume Book

A "same day resume" work sheet helps readers design instant and effective resumes.
More than 60 examples of resumes written by professional resume writers and organized by occupational categories.
Tips for handling special employment situations, such as job gaps, lack of experience, career changing, or having been fired.
Techniques for using computers for layout and design.
Advice on writing the often-overlooked cover letter, thank-you note, and other job search correspondence.
Special section devoted to job search: uncovering the hidden market, handling tough interview questions, following up, and getting a better job quicker. Section-by-section formatting makes it easier to find the information you need most if you don't have the time to read the entire book.

About the Author:

J. Michael Farr is the president of JIST Works, Inc., an organization widely known for its innovative and results-oriented job search methods. Mike has been teaching these self-directed techniques--proven to reduce the time it takes to find a job--for more than 20 years to help people take control of their careers and lives. For these reasons, job search programs throughout North America have adopted Mike's techniques. His previous job search and career planning books have sold more than 1 million copies because readers know he provides practical, common sense advice that gets results.

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