The Elements of Resume Style

Essential Rules for Writing Resumes and Cover Letters That Work

The Elements of Resume Style

Author: Scott Bennett
Pub Date: September 2014
Print Edition: $9.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433935
Page Count: 160
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433942

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Say goodbye to your old résumé. Most of the "rules" you were told about preparing it are wrong. To learn what really works, ask someone who has read thousands of résumés, and hired hundreds of candidates.

Scott Bennett's The Elements of Résumé Style gathers proven dos and don'ts for crafting a compelling résumé that speaks to hiring managers. Quickly and easily, your new résumé will skillfully highlight what you can do and why you're the best person for the job.

The art of the résumé is broken down into clear, succinct instructions. No tricks (cramming in scannable buzzwords); no gimmicks (using a variety of fonts); no filler (using bulleted lists and wide margins); and no sleights of hand (omitting start and end dates)--instead, the book shows you how to compress your work experience into meaningful statements; replace hollow self-puffery with solid evidence; strip out the "I"; eliminate errors; format for readability; and deliver your content in creative, more effective ways.

Hundreds of action statements to use and vague, trite claims to avoid will bring focus and energy to your content. Sample résumés and position descriptions guide you in telling your unique story. And invaluable tips help you at every step of your job search, from handling online applications, to writing persuasive cover letters, to acing the interview. Whether you're reworking your old résumé or starting from scratch, these time-tested résumé rules will help you stand out from the competition.

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