Resume 101

Paperback $12.99

Ten Speed Press | Mar 06, 2012 | 144 Pages | 8-1/2 x 10-7/8 | ISBN 9781607741947

  • Paperback$12.99

    Ten Speed Press | Mar 06, 2012 | 144 Pages | 8-1/2 x 10-7/8 | ISBN 9781607741947

  • Ebook$9.99

    Ten Speed Press | Mar 27, 2012 | 144 Pages | 8-1/2 x 11 | ISBN 9781607741954

Praise

“Simply the best guide I have found over several decades of helping college students who are seeking their first professional jobs.”
—Dr. Richard C. Wallace, Gainey School of Business, Spring Arbor University

“This is not your typical job-search book for college students and grads. This is a rock-solid, holistic resource that challenges job seekers to optimize their ‘labor assets’–their skills, their knowledge, and their personality/character traits–to land a job quickly no matter what kind of job market.”
—Jay Block, executive coach and author, 101 Best Ways to Land a Job in Troubled Times 
 
“Should be required reading for anyone entering the workplace. Having a degree is like having a powerful engine for a car–potential ready for application. Until you have a sleek body and fancy wheels no one will appreciate the engine. Résumé 101 will help any graduating student put wheels on their hard work and preparation.”
—Dan Miller, author, 48 Days to the Work You Love
 
“A step-by-step, easy-to-follow guidebook. Read it and you’ll laugh, you’ll take notes, and you’ll feel the panic of job-searching ebbing away.”  
—Professor Michael A. Longinow, Biola University
 
“Schultze astutely recognizes that smart, effective résumé-writing is tied up with how you see yourself, your work, and the world around you, and he offers clear, practical guidance on how to pull it all together on the written page. This book hits home the important notion that every one of us has the right résumé for the right job in us somewhere, and we need only learn how to summon it up and get it down on paper.”  
—David H. Freedman, contributing editor, Inc. magazine

Table Of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTs
 
FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles
 
INTRODUCTION: Why This Book Will Help You Land Interviews and Jobs
 
 
1  The Naked Truths of Résumé Success 
 
Be Courageous
 
Be Creative
 
Be Unconventional
 
Be Vulnerable 
 
Be Organized
 
 
2  Where to Begin 
 
What’s a Résumé? 
 
Use Great Résumés  
 
Get Your Name and Numbers Right 
 
Recall Your Stories 
 
Look Beyond Work  
 
 
Highlight Your Life Experiences
 
Create Your Master List 
 
Expand Your Experiences 
 
Develop Your Entries  
 
Identify Your Skills 
 
Assess Your Knowledge 
 
Know Your Personal Traits 
 
 
 
Write for Your Audience
 
Know Your Audience
 
Organize Your Content  
 
State Your Experience  
 
Summarize Your Education
 
List Your Activities 
 
Add Special Categories
 
 
5  Fine-Tune Your Résumé 
 
Use a Summary Statement 
 
Use Words Honestly and Well 
 
Format Entries
 
Edit, Edit, Edit 
 
Make It Scannable
 
 
 
Add References and Cover Letters 
 
Identify Your References 
 
Write Persuasive Cover Letters 
 
 
 
Go with the Flow 
 
Don’t Sweat It 
 
Circulate Your Résumé Strategically 
 
Create a Support Network
 
 
 
 
 Appendixes    
 
A Master List Form 
 
B List of Positive Traits as Adjectives 
 
C Summary Statement Worksheet
 
D List of Action Verbs 
 
E Sample Résumé Entry Edits 
 
F Common Grammatical Errors
 
G Sample Résumés with Cover Letters
 
H Résumé Checklist
 
 
 
WORKS CITED
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
 
INDEX

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