How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters

How to Write Better Resumes and Cover Letters

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a twelve-step process for composing a râesumâe and cover letter, discussing how create to content that effectively summarizes skills and experiences and how to use software to create a format that will generate attention.

Book News
Author, résumé writer, and career advisor Criscito outlines a 12-step approach job-seekers can use to improve their résumés and cover letters. She includes discussion of electronic résumés, e-folios, blogs, and visual curriculum vitae, and uses examples to detail how to focus the résumé, define educational experiences, research other sources to describe past experiences, use keywords, organize experience and describe duties, emphasize accomplishments, refine information to the most relevant experience, use dynamic sentences, rearrange information to highlight the most important information first, include related qualifications, create a personal branding statement, and put it all together, including tips for positioning, design, functional vs. chronological résumés, and executive résumés. She also discusses cover letters and provides examples. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Barron's Educational Publishing
Written by an expert career advisor, this book shows job seekers how to summarize and advertise their skills clearly and effectively for résumé presentation. But just as important, it also advises on how to get the most out of word processing software by using an appropriate typeface and a logical layout to produce an elegant and truly effective résumé.

In today’s job market, the résumé must also be Internet-friendly and adaptable for e-mail. Author Pat Criscito enlightens her readers with a virtually fail-safe 12-step process for producing that perfect résumé adaptable to all formats needed for a comprehensive job search. She also offers detailed advice on creating an attention-catching cover letter. Both beginners seeking their first job and professionals looking to advance their careers will find the help they’re looking for in this newly updated edition.

Publisher: Hauppauge, New York : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., [2013]
Edition: 3rd edition
ISBN: 9781438001470
Branch Call Number: 650.142 C8685h 2013
Characteristics: vi, 250 pages ; 28 cm


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Not sure which resume format to use? Unsure about what to put in a cover letter? Let the experts help. Learn to write resumes and cover letters that get the attention of a potential employer.

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Mar 20, 2016

I feel the information is easily accessible on the web. A lot of the examples are lacklustre and a bit dated. The glossary brought me to a lot of useless information. I'd only recommend this book to first-time job seekers.


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