Synopses & Reviews
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
Appendix A: Action Verbs
Appendix B: Informational Interviewing
Appendix C: Social Networking
Appendix D: Customizing Your Resume
Appendix E: Cover Letters and Cover Emails