Resumes for Dummies, 8th Edition

  • 4h 18m
  • Laura DeCarlo
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2019

Polish up that old resume—and land your dream job

We've all been there: it's time to apply for a job or internship and you have to create or revise your resume. Many questions pop in your head. What do employers want? What skills should I highlight? How do I format this? How do I get noticed? But resume writing doesn't have to be a daunting task.

The latest edition of Resumes For Dummies answers all of these questions and more—whether you're a resume rookie, looking for new tips, or want to create that eye-catching winning resume. In this trusted guide, Laura DeCarlo decodes the modern culture of resume writing and offers you insider tips on all the best practices that’ll make your skills shine and your resume pop. Let's start writing!

  • Write effective resumes that will stand out in a crowd
  • Understand Applicant Tracking Systems and how to adapt your resume
  • Keep your resume up with the current culture
  • Position a layoff or other career change and challenge with a positive spin
  • Leverage tips and tricks that give your resume visual power

In order to put your best foot forward and stand out in a pile of papers, it’s important to have an excellent and effective resume—and now you can.

About the Author

Laura DeCarlo, was selected as the resume writing expert serving 54 national and international professional associations from the AMA to the ASCE. As the founder of Career Directors International, LLC (CDI), Laura has developed a leading resource for the education and certification of resume writers and career coaches worldwide.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Getting a Job in the Digital Age
  • Enlisting Social Media
  • Going Mobile
  • Leveraging Familiar Search Tools
  • Checking Your Online Image
  • Selecting the Best Resume Format
  • Understanding the Parts of a Resume
  • Making the Details Shine
  • Using the OnTarget Approach
  • Working Wonders with Wow Words
  • Refining Your Design
  • Opting for a Creative Resume
  • Dealing with a Major Life Change
  • Overcoming Career Roadblocks
  • OnTarget Resumes by Industry and Career Field
  • OnTarget Resumes by Experience and Age
  • OnTarget Resumes for Special Circumstances
  • Award-Winning Creative Marketing Resumes
  • Ten Ways to Improve Your Resume
  • Ten Ways to Increase the Odds of Landing a Job
  • Ten Tips for Choosing Professional Resume Help
  • Your Ten-Point Resume Checklist


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