Knock em Dead Resumes--A killer resume gets more job interviews. 11th edition of the best-selling resume book ever. Step-by-step guide for how write a resume that really works, with 100 plus examples. Includes how to build a resilient brand; how to understand what the customer really wants; how to build a resume that really works.
In The Elements of Résumé Style, Bennett shows readers how to craft clear, compelling, targeted résumés and cover letters that actually work. In this new edition that includes social media and online-application tips, readers will be provided:* More than 1,400 action words, statements, and position descriptions that help sell your skills and experience* Hundreds of words, phrases, and vague claims to avoid* Advice for handling employment gaps, job-hopping, and requests for salary history and requirements* Sample résumés, response letter, inquiry letter, informational interview request letter, references, and more*
The first step is to make a list of:
Every position of responsibility or job you have ever had, on or off-campus, paid or unpaid
What you learned from each one in 5 words or less - think specifically
What you did well to fulfill the responsibilities of the position
Next: Follow a standard resume format. Key elements of a basic resume:
Your contact information (top of the page, centered)
Optional: objective *or* key skills
Experience (paid or unpaid work, campus activities, etc.)
Education (in reverse chronological order)
References with contact information
You are writing for a very specific audience.
Proofread, proofread, then have someone else proofread. There can be no errors on the page.
Everything on one page!
Save as a PDF to avoid formatting or access issues for your reader.