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How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job: Insider Secrets You Need to Know [Kindle Edition]

Dale Mayer

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Book Description

In these tough economic times companies are downsizing, outsourcing, and merging, and job seekers are facing more competition than ever. You need a great resume to stand out from the crowd. Your resume is a platform to detail your achievements and experience. A resume is a document, designed to an employer on why they should contact and ultimately hire you. You will learn the basic components that must be in your resume, resume formats, key action words, common resume myths, what fonts to use, how to stress accomplishments, what information you should never put on resume, how to write your resume from the employer's perspective, how to write the resume to fit the job, what words to use and what words never to use, techniques to get the interview, the secrets of a great cover letter, how to best describe your experience, how to detail employment gaps, and how to develop a professional resume. You also will learn about paper selection, electronic resumes, white space, margins, graphics, and computer software to help layout your resume. If you use all this information, you will give yourself that edge over the competition that you deserve.

Note: The Kindle edition of this book does not include any CDs or DVDs.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3230 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company (20 April 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002COJ6NY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,610,338 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Freelance writer Dale Mayer lives in the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. She's multi-pubbed in nonfiction and is currently writing The Essential Series including The Career Essential Series(The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview), Lifestyle Essentials (Ergonomics for today's world, Raising the dyslexic child, etc.), and the Gardening Essential Series, (Beginning with Bulbs, Urban Farming, Gardening for Seeds, etc.).

Stay tuned as she adds to these and several other proposed series. For the last decade, she's written on all of these topics either under her own name or as a ghostwriter. As a researcher and technical writer, Dale has a wealth of knowledge she can't wait to share!

However, fiction is her passion. Here, she writes taut psychological suspense with romance and paranormal elements. She has recently branched out into writing both mystery and urban fantasy books for young adult with the occasional vampire book thrown in just for fun.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Write Resume 30 Mar. 2009
By Patricia Punt - Published on
Did you know that the #1 trick to writing a winning resume is "knowing what you like, what you want, what you can do, and what you have to offer." Ms Mayer turns the daunting prospect of creating the right resume and finding the right job into an easily managed process.

Unlike books that simply give examples of standard resumes this book covers the basics as well as offers worksheets to help the job seeker get started. There are also chapters that deal with special cases (criminal past, job history problems, over qualified, under-qualified) and information on how to research jobs and how to prepare for the interview. Sample targeted resumes and case studies are also offered as well as specialty resumes (for the executive, military career, the self-employed, the student resume).

Whether you are looking for your first or next job this book is the perfect companion. Helpful web sites and a CD-ROM are included. Professional resume writer Caroneau Roberts has written the foreword.

Also, part of the profits from this book will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States in honor of "Bear" a rescued dog who served as "Vice President of Sunshine" at Atlantic Publishing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration adn Education in One Book 25 Aug. 2008
By Brandi D. Day - Published on
Wow! I never thought about writing a resume in such detail until this book. From the introduction, I was excited about the possibilities presented. The author gave hope for finding the right job for me even in a tough economy. And then, once hope was generated, the book walked step by step through everything I ever needed to know to be thorough in writing a resume that will get me noticed. There was no specific agenda or sales pitch. Plus, I didn't have to read it straight through, I could flip to the chapters I needed. For me, Chapter 9 was the bet part, helping to deal with the difficult situations in life, everything from a criminal history to gaps in employment to being over-qualified. With this book, I was given the opportunity to seek the job I wanted. And, just when I thought I was prepared to begin my new and improved job search, the book detailed everything from writing a cover letter to preparing for the interview and following up. It really is a full service career counselor tucked into 290 pages readily available for constant review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Guaranteed to Land you a Job 23 Mar. 2009
By Brick ONeil - Published on
How to write and design a professional résumé to get the job : insider secrets you need to
know : with companion CD-ROM / by Dale Mayer; Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., book; 290 pages.

It's no secret there are many books, CD's, programs and lectures on Resumes, job hunting, interviewing and the like, but Dale Mayer does a remarkably well job in this book.
Mayer covers quite a few subjects. Not only Resumes, but different types of resumes, from the student to mid- or change-career resumes, as well as executive and self-employment resumes, but also interview tips, online resumes, portfolios. There literally, is something for everyone.
Mayer goes into detail on each type of resume, even providing worksheets, examples and statements from professionals in the industry. Worksheets are mostly for those who have never written a resume, such as students or those coming from a displaced home. The examples are timely and easily understood, for beginners and those who are writing a resume after an extended absence. The short statements from professionals are well-written and show a glimpse into what other Resume professional writers suggest, underscoring Mayer's professionalism.
The pace of the book is steady, no subject or area was either rushed or plodding. The language is easy to understand, the examples are well laid out and the tone is of a discussion, rather than a lecture or berating the reader. Mayer is to be congratulated on writing an easy to understand book that gives so many people looking for work such a difficult time.
Even the most hardened job seeker will find tidbits to draw from. Do you have a Brand? Would you like one? What about an online video resume? Or a Weblog or webpage to highlight yourself or skills?
This book deserves a five star rating.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What you need to need to stand out amongst the pack... 30 Mar. 2009
By K. Manieri - Published on
With unemployment on the rise at startling rates, now more than ever job seekers are finding that having a top-notch resume is absolutely vital to securing employment. Job seekers are facing competition with not dozens, but hundreds of other applicants resulting in the need to stand out amongst the pack like never before. Dale Mayer's book How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job is a must-have for anyone cruising the want ads.

From the basics of good resume construction to an overview of various resume styles, Mayer gives readers a comprehensive direction on how to put their best foot forward. Best of all, the sample resumes the author includes throughout the book make the process that much easier.

Another extraordinary aspect of How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job is the number of helpful worksheets scattered throughout, most notably the Self Assessment & Work Values worksheets which aid job seekers in determining their best assets. I also love the various case studies given which bring real-world insights to the forefront. Lastly, with emphasis on new technologies such as web resumes and video resumes, Mayer demonstrates that her information is not only relevant and up-to-date, it's cutting edge.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doggone good resume book! 20 Aug. 2008
By Robert R. Quarteroni - Published on
Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks; at least this slightly seasoned dog believes you can, and this is one great book for learning news ways to do an old thing: Create an effective resume.
After a career in first daily journalism and then higher education public relations I find myself in the job market again. I thought that my old resume, constructed over the years, would be fine. Boy, was I wrong.
But Dale Mayer, in "How To Write and Design a Professional Resume and Get the Job" came to the rescue. Her 287-book is chock full of everything you need to write a good, perhaps great, resume. What I found best was the series of "self-assessment" worksheets. They let me see that my resume was all over the place and that I needed to redo it to "include only what is relevant to the post" I am applying for. So I have.
And you can too. Whether you want to create a basic, targeted, creative, web or video resume this book can show you how to do it, covering the basics from cover letters to interview techniques. And the accompanying CD-ROM lets you view various resume styles that can be adapted to your particular needs
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