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Gallery of Best Resumes Without a Four-Year Degree (Fourth Edition)

by David F. Noble

A three-part layout guides readers through the writing, design, and style elements, and then reinforces the information by providing specific examples in the gallery. This latest edition features all new and updated resume samples, including examples for hot two-year degree job titles.

Date Added: 09/21/2018


Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

Resumes For Dummies

by Laura Decarlo

Master the art of resume writing and boost your chances of getting hired.

With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field—whatever it may be—can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. Luckily, Resumes For Dummies is here to serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams.

There's nothing easy and breezy about looking for a new job—whether you currently have one or not. But rather than succumbing to the panic that might convince you to hide under the covers, Resumes For Dummies arms you with the confidence you need to write a resume that will have prospective employers knocking your at your door

  • Includes tips on avoiding common resume-writing mistakes
  • Provides updates on the latest changes in the job market that you'll need to take into account when writing a resume
  • Outlines how to approach a lay-off in a professional light
  • Covers how to confront privacy and reputation issues in online social job search
  • Whether you're a recent graduate, second-timer looking for your next job, prime-timer who hasn't job-searched in decades, or the unfortunate victim of a lay-off, Resumes For Dummies takes the fear out of putting your skills on paper and sets you on the path to getting your foot in the door—and landing the job of your dreams.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    The Resume and Cover Letter Phrase Book

    by Nancy Schuman

    Face it--words matter when it comes to getting noticed, getting the interview, and getting the job. In this invaluable guide to crafting the pitch that opens doors, staffing experts Schuman and Nadler give you hundreds of tools to make that happen. You will no longer struggle to find the phrases that best highlight your achievements; instead, you'll garner attention with such smart options as:

  • I created a program that accomplished the following . . .
  • My work generated $5 million in revenue . . .
  • I built a team of employees who created . . .
  • The work I did saved my company $3 million . . .
  • I solved the following problems for my employer . . .
  • The market's tight, but the jobs are out there. With these essential words and phrases, you can move your application to the top of the pile!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    15-Minute Cover Letter

    by Louise Kursmark

    This popular guide demystifies the process of crafting cover letters by providing revolutionary advice in six brief chapters

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    1,001 Phrases You Need to Get a Job

    by Nancy Schuman

    Find the right words for the best job!

    It's not enough to have the talent and experience to land the right job—you have to be able to put that talent and experience into words. With just the right phrase, you can highlight your achievements in your resume, make the cover letter pitch that sets you apart from the crowd, and underscore your unique skill set in the interview that lands you the job.

    In 1,001 Phrases You Need to Get a Job, employment gurus Nancy Schuman and Burton Jay Nadler show you how to walk the walk and talk the talk you need to win the job you want.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    CVs in a Week

    by David Mcwhir

    The ability to write the perfect CV for a job is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.

    Written by David McWhir, a leading expert on CVs as both a recruiter and a coach for candidates, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order write the CV that will get you the job you want.

    The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.

    So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    Motivated Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles

    by Brian E. Howard

    Motivated Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles is unlike any resume or LinkedIn profile book ever written! It gives you unprecedented insight and advice from over a dozen of the most credentialed, experienced, and award-winning resume and LinkedIn profile writers in the industry.

    It contains over 180 pieces of sage advice quoted throughout the book. You will learn how these writers create impactful resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will stand out, get you interviews, and job offers! Get inside the minds of these writers. Learn how they think about keywords, titling, branding, accomplishments, format, color, design, and a host of other resume writing and LinkedIn profile considerations as they create stunning resumes and winning LinkedIn profiles.

    Some say that Motivated Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles reveals too many secrets of the resume writing industry! Become an “insider” and learn the secrets from some of the very best.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters

    by Martin Yate

    Cover letters that get noticed, get read, and get the interview!

    In the newest edition of his classic cover letter guide, job search expert Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chance of landing an interview. The key, as Yate explains, is to use language drawn from the job posting itself, words that will send your application to the top of database searches. In this completely updated guide, you'll find numerous sample cover letters, along with Yate's tried and proven methods to:

  • Determine relevant keywords to get attention--and use them effectively
  • Clearly display your personal brand and the transferable skills you bring to the job
  • Find the right contact information that gets your material in front of decision-making managers and recruiters
  • Use social media sites such as LinkedIn to create an effective online profile and build professional and personal networks
  • With Martin Yate's expert advice, you'll create unique and compelling cover letters that will grab employers' attention and get you in the door!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    Knock 'em Dead Resumes

    by Martin Yate

    Expert advice on building a resume to get the job you want!

    Your resume is the most important financial document you'll ever create. When it works, so do you. Drawing on more than thirty years of experience, bestselling author Martin Yate shows you how to write a dynamic, effective resume that:

  • Stands out in a resume database
  • Builds a strong personal brand employers will want on their team
  • Passes recruiters' six-second scan test
  • Speaks to exactly what employers are looking for
  • The new edition of this classic guide includes dozens of sample resumes as well as cutting-edge advice on resume-writing tactics. With Knock 'em Dead Resumes, 12th Edition, you'll grab employers' attention--and score the job you want.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Resumé and Cover Letter Writing

    Is This Working?

    by Courtney C.W. Guerra

    From the creator of the Dear Businesslady column comes a fresh, proactive book with advice for women entering the work force as well as those looking to move up the ladder.

    Everyone deals with some nonsense early in their career—whether it’s accepting a less-than-ideal position just to get a foot in the door, or having a manager who sleeps with his smart phone under his pillow and expects his staff to do the same. But how do young professionals know if the choices they’re making are moving them closer to their ultimate career goals? How do they know the answer when they ask themselves, “is it working?”

    Courtney Guerra, a.k.a. The Business Lady, knows how to set you on the path you belong. In a fun-to-read Q&A format, this book focuses on situations young people are likely to encounter in the workplace, along with a set of strategies you can use to get through them.

    In her signature tone that has gained her hundreds of thousands of readers, Guerra discusses topics relevant to young professionals, like how to make the jump from “just a job” to a career in line with what you went to school for, and how to stay productive when working from home at an apartment filled with roommates.

    No matter what the scenario, The Business Lady has the answer to get you on the path to long-term career success.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    The Career Fitness Program

    by Diane Sukiennik and Lisa Raufman and William Bendat

    Firmly focused on today's career realities and economy - with sufficient breadth to help students choose, change, or confirm career choices and encourage growth for all ages, backgrounds, and circumstances.

    The Career Fitness Program is a top to bottom renovation, reaffirming, recasting, refocusing, and reframing this best-seller to revitalize content, graphics, photos, and layout to address the changing needs of students. It is user-friendly, easy to read, and suitable for both two- and four-year college students. It goes beyond facts and figures by offering critical questions that help students focus on, 'What's in it for them', to discover their best career fit. The organization follows the standard sequence of the decision-making process and career search process - Personal Assessment, The World of Work, and The Job Search - which enables use in short term courses or workshops while still giving students a comprehensive text for reference, and is easily customizable.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    Graduate to a Great Career

    by Catherine Kaputa

    This is the most important moment in your career. Branding guru Catherine Kaputa will show you how to get it right.

    In today's job market, competition is fierce. After college many graduates fall back to earth with a bump and struggle to launch a career in their chosen field. But what if you changed the way you thought about applications? What if, instead of getting bogged down in the search process, you approached your resume like a marketer launching an exciting new brand?

    Marketing guru and brand strategist Catherine Kaputa is an expert in personal branding and knows exactly how to make an application sizzle. Drawing on her years of experience, insightful case-studies of recent graduates, and fascinating insider details from companies like Nike, Volvo, and Google, Kaputa will help you to navigate the career landscape as she shares her strategy for standing out from other applicants, in even the most competitive industries.

    Graduate to a Great Career will give you the tools you need to survive and show you how to thrive by creating "Brand You." Catherine Kaputa, award-winning author and founder of Self Brand, a personal branding and development company, is a Harvard graduate who learned brand strategy under Ali Ries and Jack Trout at Trout & Ries Advertising. A successful branding strategist and speaker, Catherine later led the "I Love NY" campaign at Wells, Rich, Greene. She lives in New York City.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    The Young Professional's Survival Guide

    by C. K. Gunsalus

    Imagine yourself in your new job, doing your best to make a good impression-and your boss asks you to do something that doesn’t feel right, like fudge a sales report, or lie to a customer. You have no idea how to handle the situation, and your boss is hovering. When you’re caught off guard, under pressure from someone more powerful, it’s easy to make a mistake. And having made one, it’s easier to rationalize the next one.

    The Young Professional’s Survival Guide shows how to avoid these traps in the first place, and how to work through them if you can’t avoid them. Many of the problems that arise in the workplace are predictable. C. K. Gunsalus, a nationally recognized expert on professional ethics, uses short, pungent real-world examples to help people new to the work world recognize the situations that can lead to career-damaging missteps-and prevent them. Gunsalus offers questions to ask yourself (and others) to help you recognize trouble and temptation, sample scripts to use to avoid being pressured into doing something you’ll regret, and guidance in handling disputes fairly and diplomatically. Most of all, she emphasizes, choose your mentors for their characters as well as their titles and talents.

    You can’t control the people around you, but you can control what you do. Reliance on a few key habits and a professional persona, Gunsalus shows, can help you advance with class, even in what looks like a “casual” workplace.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    All Work, No Pay

    by Lauren Berger

    Land Killer Internships—and Make the Most of Them!

    These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered “naked.” Indeed, statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with highersalaries—and in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get.

    Enter Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., whose comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career. She’ll show you how to:

  • Discover the best internship opportunities, from big companies to virtual internships
  • Write effective resumes and cover letters
  • Nail phone, Skype, and in-person interviews
  • Know your rights as an intern
  • Use social networking to your advantage
  • Network like a pro
  • Impress your boss
  • Get solid letters of recommendation
  • Turn internships into job opportunities
  • With exercises, examples, and a go-getter attitude, this next-generation internship manual provides all the cutting-edge information students and recent grads will need to get a competitive edge in the job market. So what are you waiting for?

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    Getting from College to Career

    by Lindsey Pollak

    Get Ready for the Real World

    How do you get a job without experience and get experience without a job? It's the question virtually every college student or recent graduate faces. Now newly revised and updated, Lindsey Pollak's Getting from College to Career is the definitive guide to building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert. Learn how to:

  • Get the best tools for career prep and job hunting
  • E-mail like a professional
  • Go global
  • Practice the eight essentials of internship achievement
  • Perform five minutes of stand-up
  • Overprepare for interviews
  • Persist without being a pest

    Getting from College to Career gives you the essential information and guidance you need to get your foot in the door of the real world. Don't start your first job search without it!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

  • Exploring Careers for the 21st Century

    by Suzanne Weixel and Steve Mariotti and Neelam Patel

    Exploring Careers for the 21st Century is a broad exploration of career opportunities and the rewards of different career pathways. It provides the essential tools that students need to set and achieve career and academic goals and make positive decisions that will affect their futures.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    The Career Playbook

    by James M. Citrin

    Are you about to graduate and begin your job search?

    Or are you a young professional trying to choose the right field or looking for that perfect position that will catapult your career?

    Figuring out a career and getting a great job has never been more difficult. On top of that, today’s graduates are looking for not only good jobs but positions that will help them launch careers in which they can grow and prosper. But knowing what to look for and how to actually land a great job is exceptionally challenging when you’re trying to get an interview, make enough money, and position yourself for advancement.

    Based on an in-depth survey of thousands of graduates and young professionals, and hundreds of interviews with the world’s top business and nonprofit leaders—not to mention James Citrin’s decades of experience as a senior partner at the premier executive search firm Spencer Stuart—The Career Playbook offers recent graduates and aspiring young professionals actionable advice for excelling. From his practical tips on generating valuable introductions, nailing interviews, and negotiating compensation to strategic advice on the arc of a career, the importance of relationships, how to cultivate a mentor, and knowing when to change jobs or industries, Citrin provides an invaluable guide to the most urgent questions that are at the heart of every person’s career deliberations.

    Packed with first-person advice from graduates and young professionals themselves, as well as the perspectives of seasoned CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders, and experts, such as Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, Third Point Advisors’ Daniel Loeb, author Malcolm Gladwell, and US Navy SEALs’ Admiral Eric Olson, The Career Playbook is an essential resource for landing, launching, and thriving in your career.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    There Is Life After College

    by Jeffrey J. Selingo

    From the bestselling author of College Unbound comes a hopeful, inspiring blueprint to help alleviate parents’ anxiety and prepare their college-educated child to successfully land a good job after graduation.

    Saddled with thousands of dollars of debt, today’s college students are graduating into an uncertain job market that is leaving them financially dependent on their parents for years to come—a reality that has left moms and dads wondering: What did I pay all that money for?

    There Is Life After College offers students, parents, and even recent graduates the practical advice and insight they need to jumpstart their careers. Education expert Jeffrey Selingo answers key questions—Why is the transition to post-college life so difficult for many recent graduates? How can graduates market themselves to employers that are reluctant to provide on-the-job training? What can institutions and individuals do to end the current educational and economic stalemate?—and offers a practical step-by-step plan every young professional can follow. From the end of high school through college graduation, he lays out exactly what students need to do to acquire the skills companies want.

    Full of tips, advice, and insight, this wise, practical guide will help every student, no matter their major or degree, find real employment—and give their parents some peace of mind.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    Knock 'em Dead Secrets and Strategies for First-Time Job Seekers

    by Martin Yate

    Live life on your terms!

    It's tough landing your first job out of school and starting that climb up the ladder of success in such an uncertain world. In Knock 'em Dead: Secrets and Strategies, you will learn how to get what you want out of life:

  • Make sense of the world of work.
  • Develop a life plan that puts you in control.
  • Complete your job search in record time.
  • Start on the right foot and win promotions.
  • Never be unemployed--always have income.
  • Gain access to the corporate inner circle.
  • Weave your dreams into long-term success.
  • You can score the job you want and learn to survive and prosper over the long haul of your career, no matter what's happening with the economy. Knock 'em Dead: Secrets and Strategies is a blueprint for acing the rules of success and then living life on your terms!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    CliftonStrengths for Students

    by Gallup

    College is a chance for you to start fresh. You get to learn and grow in ways that will amaze you. You get to write your own story.

    So what do you want your college story to be?

    As a student, you have the opportunity every day to search for patterns in your actions, learn from them and use them to make the most of your life experiences, now and in the future. To do that, you need a solid understanding of where and when you’re at your best: your strengths.

    CliftonStrengths for Students will give you suggestions for developing and using your strengths in college and in the real world. If you understand and apply your strengths, your college journey — and the rest of your life — will be happier, more fulfilling and more successful. That’s the point of developing your strengths. When you do more of what you do best, you build your life around your areas of greatness.

    So let’s get started. Your strengths journey begins here!

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    From B. A. to Payday

    by Michael Wilder and D. A. Hayden

    As college graduates soon find out, the real world is tough. Sure, it was hard getting into the right school. But landing a good job is a lot harder. The number of new college grads now outnumbers available entry-level jobs by at least 25 percent. But that figure—sobering as it is—is deceptive, given that only a fraction of those jobs are career-worthy.

    So how do you succeed in a marketplace that’s stacked against you? According to professional career counselors D. A. Hayden and Michael Wilder, you’ve got to approach the hunt for employment as if it were a marketing campaign. In other words, you’ve got to make yourself a brand—by creating a clear “story” for yourself, understanding your target audience, and developing an effective communications plan to deliver your message.

    You’ve also got to avoid the pitfalls. Hayden and Wilder identify four personality traits that can doom first-time job seekers to failure. Then, through a trademark method they call Candidate Illumination, the authors prescribe cures for those “pathologies” and present savvy strategies for every step of the job-search process—from finding your focus, to composing a winning resume, to acing the interview.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    They Don't Teach Corporate in College

    by Alexandra Levit

    When straight A student Alexandra Levit graduated from college, she was hell-bent on skipping up New York City's corporate ladder. But after six months on the job, Levit was so stressed out that she was ready to ditch the corporate world completely and head to graduate or law school. Eventually, by sticking around and paying attention to the few people around her who weren't dropping from stress-induced coronaries, Levit developed many of the skills that are crucial to staying sane and building a career. By her mid-twenties, she had been promoted four times.

    Highlights include: Unorthodox but proven job-hunting techniques. Making a memorable first impression. Navigating a company's social scene. Practicing cringe-free networking. Mastering goal-setting and self-promotion. Combating negativity. Coping with difficult personalities. Finding a new position, and gracefully exiting from the old.

    At 28 years old, Alexandra Levit has spent all of her post-college career in Corporate America. She most recently worked in marketing communications for Computer Associates, the fourth largest software company in the world. Levit was previously an account manager at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where she developed award-winning PR campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, including Microsoft, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.

    Date Added: 05/25/2017


    Category: Students and Young Job-seekers

    Here's the Plan

    by Allyson Downey

    For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave.

    Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Shift

    by Steve Kettmann and Peter Arnell

    When some of the world’s biggest corporations need to revive their brands, innovate products, and rethink their images, they call Peter Arnell.

    Now in his fourth decade of branding and marketing for such companies as Samsung, Reebok, DKNY, GNC, and Pepsi, Arnell explains how you can use some of the same strategies that famous brands do, in order to improve your own image, life, and career. Arnell knows this firsthand because he applied many of these same strategies to transform his own life by losing 256 pounds.

    How did he do it? Arnell created an idea he calls Shift.

    With Shift, you’ll discover the steps you need to take in order to become the best you. Creating and revitalizing brands happens every day in business. Shift shows how you can make it happen for yourself and your personal brand.

    Innovative insights such as “go helium” are used by Arnell to explain how he reached his ultimate goal of 150 pounds—you can apply his techniques to reach for your own goals. You will see—through Arnell’s description of how he “went tiger”—how to exercise your own discipline and commitment, without apology, even if that means bucking the norm. And by learning to reach out to your brand audience, you will come to understand the importance of your network of friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family—your fan club— in keeping you motivated and providing the feedback you need for success.

    Weaving together personal stories of his own transformation with stories about how he created transformative change for brands such as Reebok and Pepsi, Arnell shares his unique vision on how each of us can rebrand and transform ourselves, both personally and professionally, to achieve the success we desire.

    Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change

    Reinvent Me

    by Camilla Sacre-Dallerup

    In 2008, at the top of her game as a professional dancer, Camilla left Strictly Come Dancing. Today, although she still dances, she has undergone her own career reinvention. Having trained as a life coach, Camilla is now a motivational speaker, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher. Reinvent Me is a complete 8-part programme created by Camilla to help anyone who is considering reinventing any part of their life. In each part you will find exercises and tools, examples from Camilla’s own life, success stories from other people and a section on overcoming barriers. Each chapter ends with an affirmation for you to use as you complete each part of the programme. Work through the programme at your own pace and see your transformation unfold.

    The Reinvent Me Programme in a Nutshell:

  • R = Recognize: work out where you are and where you need to be currently
  • E = Ego: learn how to free yourself from ego-based decisions
  • I = Innovation: plan what action you need to take to start turning your dream into a reality
  • N = Now: stop procrastinating and start taking action
  • V = Visualize: visualize your reinvented life and find the courage within to start your new adventure
  • E = Evolve: learn to go with the flow of life and become more you
  • N = Nurture: discover why it’s essential to nurture your talents and yourself as you go through the process of reinvention
  • T = Transformation: commit to your reinvention and embrace your new you.
  • Date Added: 09/21/2018


    Category: Transition and Career Change


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