Top Resume books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of Resume

Understanding the concepts of Resume starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

How to Write an Amazing IT Resume: Get the Interview Every Time

How to Write an Amazing IT Resume: Get the Interview Every Time

Finally, a resume book created for IT professionals. Whether you're just getting out of school and looking for your first job, or you're an IT veteran with years of experience, this book has everything you need. In How to Write an Amazing IT Resume, You'll learn how to write a resume that makes an impact. ...

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How to Write the Perfect Resume

How to Write the Perfect Resume

Picture a scenario: You’re sitting at your kitchen table scrolling through job listings when you see one that catches your eye. As you read through the job description, your excitement builds as you realize that the job is a perfect fit! Not wasting another second, you fill out the application, attach your resume, and hold your breath as you hit “Apply.” Then you wait. And wait. And wait some more. Weeks go by without hearing so much as a peep, and before long you’ve given up hope on what seemed like a match made in heaven.

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damn good resume guide

damn good resume guide

For hundreds of thousands of job seekers, The Damn Good Resume Guide has been the go-to resource for writing and refining their resumes to damn near perfection. Filled with savvy advice and written in a straightforward, user-friendly style, The Damn Good Resume Guide will help you zero in on that dream job, then craft a winning resume that gets your foot in the door.

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The 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview

The 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview

It takes an employer just seven seconds to save or reject a job applicant’s CV. In this book the chairman of Britain’s largest recruitment company offers invaluable and specific advice on what employers want to see in the CVs they receive and how you can stand out from the crowd. Unlike other career development books, the honest advice presented here has been compiled from one-to-one interviews, surveys and workshops across a network of recruitment consultants. This book is an accessible and enjoyable read, intensely practical and packed with pull-out quotes, layout examples and tips. Find out what future employers are looking for and take the first step to start loving Mondays again.

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Knock 'em Dead Resumes: A Killer Resume Gets MORE Job Interviews!

Knock 'em Dead Resumes: A Killer Resume Gets MORE Job Interviews!

Writing a resume is right up there with hitting yourself in the head with a hammer. Yet your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When it works, you work, and when it doesn't, you don't. With Knock Em Dead Resumes 11th edition you get the very latest resume writing advice from the globally renowned career expert and someone who has been writing resumes for clients all over the world for over twenty five years. Every successful job search can be traced back to a killer resume and every troubled job search can be traced back to a troubled one. Professionals like you love this book because it works and makes a crappy job bearable. Yate has been writing resumes for clients for over twenty-five years and that experience delivers an efficient and fast method for building a quality resume that will help advance your career.

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Resume 101: How to Write an Effective Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Cover Letter

Resume 101: How to Write an Effective Resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Cover Letter

Resume 101 will give you step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of popular job search tools, including showing you how to: Write a winning resume – and what to do if you’re out of work or a new grad. Utilize knowledge of SEO and Applicant Tracking Systems, which increase your resume’s chances of being seen by hiring managers. Create an effective LinkedIn profile. Write cover letters that will stand out. Navigate top job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn, Facebook, Glassdoor, and more. Answer hiring managers’ typical interview questions. For over 20 years, Steven Mostyn’s custom resumes have helped thousands of people – from entry-level employees to CEOs – get the job they wanted. He understands what it takes to successfully compete for jobs in dynamic, emerging companies and large enterprises like Amazon, Marriott, Microsoft, IBM, and Walmart. In Resume 101, he distills decades of experience into simple tips and provides an insider’s view of what works for job hunters.

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