The Resume Makeover: 50 Common Problems with Resumes and Cover Letters--And How to Fix Them (Paperback)

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The Resume Makeover: 50 Common Problems with Resumes and Cover Letters--And How to Fix Them (Paperback)

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Clear, quick, effective solutions to the 50 most common resume problems

"No matter how much you think you know about writing resumes, you'll learn something new. I'd recommend this book to anyone conducting or anticipating a job search."--Laura Lorber, Managing Editor, CareerJournal.com

In this solution-oriented guide, bestselling careers author John J. Marcus zeros in on the 50 most common resume writing problems and offers easy-to-perform fixes for each.

Among other crucial lessons, readers learn how to identify and deal effectively with job history problems, skill-set deficiencies, poor visual presentation, and formatting problems.

A compelling feature that distinguishes The Resume Makeover from all the competition is its unique quick-reference, "Before & After" format. Each chapter focuses on one common problem and offers a proven solution, along with before-and-after documents illustrating how a few simple changes can significantly improve a resume.

In addition, readers learn:

  • How to write a resume in half the usual time
  • Strategies for changing careers or reentering the workforce
  • Key words and phrases to include
  • How to write high-impact cover letters
  • The five areas in which all recruiters and employers grade resumes, and how to ace each one
John J. Marcus consults to many Fortune 500 executives and, recently, a United States ambassador. He has written two career books, including The Complete Job Interview Handbook, plus many articles for the Wall Street Journal's career website and former career newspaper, National Business Employment Weekly.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071410571
ISBN-10: 0071410570
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: May 13th, 2003
Pages: 208
Language: English