Resume 101

Paperback $13.99

Mar 06, 2012 | 144 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Mar 27, 2012 | 144 Pages

  • Paperback $13.99

    Mar 06, 2012 | 144 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Mar 27, 2012 | 144 Pages


“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

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
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

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