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One of the best-selling resume books of all time and a trusted resource for job-seekers for nearly three decades, this edition of The Damn Good Resume Guide has been completely revised and updated for today’s marketplace.

Yana Parker has helped hundreds of thousands of job seekers write and refine their resumes to damn near perfection. Praised for its user-friendly style and savvy advice, The Damn Good Resume Guide has become a staple in libraries, career centers, and employment offices nationwide. Now, in this fully revised and updated edition of the best-seller, readers can quickly garner resume-writing wisdom by following ten easy steps to a smart, effective, and thoroughly modern resume.

About the Author

YANA PARKER launched her career as a writer and entrepreneur in 1978. Since publishing the national bestseller The Damn Good Resume Guide in 1983, she went on to produce four more highly successful books for job seekers. Yana passed away in September 2000.

BETH BROWN was a contributor to Yana’s Damn Good newsletter; she has also contributed resumes and cover letters to many professional publications. She works as a resume consultant and has led a resume workshop for more than 15 years.

Table of Contents

How I Came to Write The Damn Good Resume Guide    

    

In Yana’s Footsteps—Revising The Damn Good Resume Guide

TEN STEPS TO WRITING A GREAT RESUME

STEP 1              CHOOSE A JOB OBJECTIVE

STEP 2              FIND OUT WHAT SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE ARE NEEDED   

   

STEP 3              CHOOSE A RESUME FORMAT 

STEP 4              MAKE A LIST OF PAST JOBS   

STEP 5              LIST YOUR SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS  

STEP 6              CREATE ACTION STATEMENTS       

  

STEP 7              ARRANGE YOUR ACTION STATEMENTS   

       

STEP  8           LIST YOUR EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  

    

STEP 9              SUMMARIZE YOUR KEY POINTS

STEP 10            POLISH AND PROOF  

Sample Resumes       

     

Appendix A: Action Verbs           

Appendix B: Informational Interviewing   

Appendix C: Social Networking  

Appendix D: Customizing Your Resume

Appendix E: Cover Letters and Cover Emails      

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607742654
Author:
Parker, Yana
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Brown, Beth
Subject:
Resumes
Subject:
Reference-Writing as a Business
Subject:
Business; Resumes
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ONE COLOR
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.49 x 0.27 in 0.54 lb

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