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Title:
Winning resumes
Author:
Ryan, Robin, 1955-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
285 pages ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/wiley023/2002068994.html
ISBN:
9780471263654
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A new and improved edition of the ultimate resume guide
A career coach and syndicated columnist shows how to use her powerful Goldmining technique to create the most effective resume possible. This remarkable technique is a seven-step process that brings out all of the candidate′s most marketable skills and accomplishments. This new edition is updated to offer even better career advice from one of the foremost authorities on job search and hiring practices, including all the newest information on the best ways job hunters can use the Internet to their advantage. Includes a list of dozens of mistakes to avoid and ways to make the resume stand out as much as possible. Also featured are tips from human resources personnel and hiring managers on key mistakes applicants make on their resumes.


Author Notes

Robin Ryan lives in Seattle, Washington.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Chapter 1 Beat the Competition with the Goldmining Techniquep. 15
Success Storiesp. 17
Only One Purposep. 17
Real Facts about Resumes and Employersp. 18
Market-Tested Resumes That Landed Jobsp. 19
Only 15 Seconds to Sell Youp. 19
You're Now in the Advertising Businessp. 20
Chapter 2 Big Mistakes Hiring Managers Say to Avoidp. 21
Common Resume Errorsp. 21
1. Lying Can Ruin Your Careerp. 21
2. Spelling Killersp. 24
3. Being General Just Won't Cut Itp. 25
4. Employers Scan, Not Readp. 27
5. You Just Haven't Got It or You Forgot to Mention Itp. 28
6. Too Much Is Too Muchp. 29
7. Drop Useless Stuffp. 30
8. Not Paying Attention to How It All Looksp. 32
9. Missing Important Partsp. 35
10. Not Targeting the Right Positionp. 36
11. Job-Hopping Is Still a Bugaboop. 38
12. Relying on Technologyp. 39
13. No Cover Letterp. 41
14. Fancy Designs Don't Always Impressp. 42
15. References Can Sink Your Ship Fastp. 42
16. Gimmicksp. 43
The Formula for the Perfect Resumep. 44
Chapter 3 Vital Resume Components and Format Stylesp. 45
Resume Formatsp. 46
Chronologicalp. 46
Sample Resume--Computer Programmerp. 47
Functionalp. 48
Sample Resume--International Sales Managerp. 50
Combinationp. 52
Sample Resume--Hospital/Managed Care Administrationp. 53
Resume Componentsp. 55
Chapter 4 The Goldmining Techniquep. 57
Step 1

p. 58

Step 2

p. 58

Step 3

p. 59

Step 4

p. 59

Step 5

p. 60

Step 6

p. 60

Step 7

p. 60

Chapter 5 Selling Youp. 63
Goldmining Technique Resumesp. 63
Scott Purchaser's Success Storyp. 63
Cindy Pharmacist's Success Storyp. 70
Evelyn Counselor's Success Storyp. 75
Tracy Program Manager's Success Storyp. 80
Craig Educator's Success Storyp. 84
Summaryp. 91
Chapter 6 Proven Resume Successesp. 93
Similar Jobsp. 94
Human Resource Managerp. 96
Credit Managerp. 97
Manufacturing Engineerp. 98
Executive Assistantp. 100
Facilities Managementp. 101
Customer Service Managerp. 102
Management Position in Information Technologyp. 103
Public Relations/Marketing Directorp. 104
Legal Administrator/Secretaryp. 106
Advertising Creative Directorp. 107
Television Producerp. 108
Telecommunications Managementp. 109
Director of Office Administrative Servicesp. 110
Trainerp. 112
Project Managerp. 114
Loan Processorp. 115
Writer/Reporterp. 116
Finance Manager/Financial Analystp. 118
Sales Account Managerp. 120
Property Managerp. 121
Marketing Directorp. 122
Payroll Managerp. 124
Buyerp. 126
Insurance Claims Managerp. 128
Promotionsp. 129
Store Managerp. 130
Accounting Supervisorp. 131
Software Engineerp. 132
Director of Managed Healthcarep. 134
Chapter 7 Special Circumstances: No College Degree, Employment Gaps, Changing Careers, Military to Civilian, Volunteers, Reentry, Relocation, Consultants, CV (Curriculum Vitae)p. 137
No College Degreep. 137
Director of Technologyp. 139
Employment Gapsp. 140
Finance Managerp. 142
Health Club Managementp. 143
Flight Attendantp. 144
Changing Careersp. 145
Claims Adjuster/Appraiserp. 148
Position in Child and Family Advocacyp. 149
Public Relations Account Executivep. 150
Position in Emergency Managementp. 152
Educational Technology Program Managerp. 153
Power Marketerp. 155
Volunteer/Reentryp. 157
Fundraiserp. 158
Program Coordinatorp. 159
Relocationp. 160
Position in Sales and Advertisingp. 162
Consultantsp. 163
Consultant for ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systemsp. 164
Management Consultant--Wireless Telecom Industryp. 165
General Manager for a Manufacturing Companyp. 167
Management Consultantp. 168
Curriculum Vitae (CV)p. 169
Target the Curriculum Vitae to the Readerp. 169
The CV's Preferred Writing Stylep. 170
Research Scientistp. 173
Doctor of Chiropracticp. 175
Chapter 8 New College Graduate Resumes: Undergraduate and Advanced Degreesp. 177
Undergraduatesp. 177
GPAsp. 179
Note All Experiencep. 180
Retail Sales Associatep. 181
Events Plannerp. 182
Unique Approaches to Standing Out in Competitive Fieldsp. 184
Elementary Teaching Position and/or Reading Specialistp. 188
Advanced Degrees, MBAs, Lawyers, etc.p. 191
Attorneyp. 192
Program Managerp. 193
Chapter 9 Executive Resumes: CEO, VP, CFO, COO, GM, President, and other Senior Executivesp. 195
What Goldmining Did for Michael Moneyp. 200
Chief Financial Officerp. 202
CEOp. 205
Vice President--Aviation Companyp. 207
Chief Operating Officerp. 209
General Managerp. 210
CEOp. 211
CEOp. 213
Chief Executive/Operating Officerp. 215
Vice President Finance/Treasurerp. 216
Chief of Operationsp. 217
Vice President or Director of Manufacturingp. 218
Chief of Manufacturing Operationsp. 219
Shopping Center Managerp. 220
Vice President of Business Developmentp. 221
More Tips for Executivesp. 222
Chapter 10 Resumes for the Electronic World: Internet, Email, Fax, and Scanningp. 225
Internet Resumesp. 226
Multimedia Product Managerp. 228
Job Search Tips for Using the Internetp. 230
Email an Extended Summary of Qualificationsp. 232
Scanningp. 234
Resume with Keywords Sectionp. 236
Faxingp. 238
Chapter 11 Creating Your Resumep. 239
The One-Page Resumep. 239
The Strategic Advantage of Using a One-Page Resumep. 240
Select the Correct Format Style for Youp. 242
Chronologicalp. 242
Combinationp. 243
Functionalp. 244
Let's Write!p. 245
Step 1

p. 245

Step 2

p. 245

Step 3

p. 246

Step 4

p. 246

Step 5

p. 248

Step 6

p. 248

Step 7

p. 249

Formatting and Layout Guidelinesp. 250
Referencesp. 251
What to Do about Bad References, No References, or Not Wanting Employers to Call Your Current Bossp. 252
Printing, Paper, and Envelopes That Send an Influential Messagep. 255
Chapter 12 Helpful Resourcesp. 257
Skill Areasp. 258
Action Verbsp. 260
Transferable Skillsp. 264
Chapter 13 The Path to Successp. 271
Riskp. 272
Dream Bigp. 272
See Your Valuep. 272
Actp. 273
Focusp. 273
Perseverep. 273
Commitp. 274
More Career Help Availablep. 275
Indexp. 277
About Robin Ryan, Author, National Speaker, and Career Coachp. 287