What’s the difference?
Resumes for Dummies, 7th edition, is written by a professional resume writer who made it her business to know resumes — not just how to write and design ones that stand out and help job seekers to land interviews for the jobs they want, but also how to TEACH job seekers and other resume writers how to write these resumes.
There’s a BIG difference between knowing how to write a great resume and being able to show others how to reproduce those same results for themselves (or if you are a professional resume writer, for your clients).
Author, Laura DeCarlo (CDI’s President), spent seven years of her 20+ resume writing career as a Director of Career Planning and Professional Development for a business school turned college turned university. During those years she guided 90%+ of her students to develop resumes for themselves that landed their target positions within 90 days of graduation. Add that to her 90%+ success rating with private clients (at all levels and with all challenges) to achieve the same results, and to the professional resume writers she has taught who have gone on to win top resume writing awards through the TORIs, and you have a recipe for a resume how-to book unlike any other available on the market today.
As a job seeker, you can’t hire Laura, but you can learn from this book, which is a fantastic gateway to uncovering the strategies behind resumes that WOW prospective employers.
So what can you expect that isn’t the same-old-same-old?
- Step-by-step process to move from the frustration and stress of staring at a blank computer screen to uncovering deep content about YOU to build out your new resume.
- Powerful strategy for playing up older yet relevant jobs that are critical to your target but would get lost in a traditional chronological resume and would lose credibility in the dreaded functional resume.
- Techniques only the most elite resume writers know for dealing with gaps, career changes, too many jobs, too many years at one job, too many layoffs, too many concurrent positions (temp work or contracts), not enough experience, or too much experience.
- Strategies to create all the bells and whistles that can make a resume stand out from the competition by visually bringing your strong points to light — think marketing yourself.
- Modern professional resume samples written by top certified and award-winning professional resume writers that give you a total edge by showing you what professionals are doing today to help job seekers get an edge in the competitive employment marketplace.
This book is meant to be the ultimate guide to resumes but written in the easy-to-follow and apply Dummies style. Each chapter stands alone and guides you through a process so you can pick and choose what you need, or build chapter-by-chapter to create the best resume possible for yourself. But, despite this easy-to-use methodology, if you decide you want professional help, the book does guide on how to find a resume writer through Career Directors International (CDI) and lists all the contact information for contributors to the book as well.
This book is a must have for job seekers, professional resume writers, those embarking on a resume writing career, and anyone who might find themselves looking for their next career change, position, or promotion any time soon.