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Resumes for Dummies, 8th Launch + Contributor Recognition

I’m very excited and pleased to announce that Resumes for Dummies, 8th edition is now available for purchase!

This new edition is packed with updated content plus new chapters on creating graphic resumes, more resume samples, and a whole chapter of TORI award-winning resumes.

If you are a job seeker, professional resume writer, or placement person who assists with resumes, this book will guide you through the process with strategies from an award-winning resume writer and placement director on issues such as how to:

  • Avoid staring at a blank page and get the amazing details that sell you into your resume.
  • Make yourself shine even when you have gaps, too many jobs, or are just starting out from school.
  • Use visual design strategies to take your resume from blah to brilliant using only MS Word.
  • Navigate through sticky areas of ATS, keywords, and scannability.
  • Capture stories and metrics to stand out, even when you feel like it was all just in a day’s work.
  • Understand what’s happening with LinkedIn and job search today.

+ There are more samples than ever. 

Remember, recommendations are the lifeblood of any entrepreneur, business, or product. So, if you buy it and like it, please review it! You can purchase or review at https://tinyurl.com/rfd8th.

The Contributors & Their Brilliant Samples

I source expert advice and samples to share a spectrum of possibilities with my readers. I want you to have the best of all worlds when creating your resume(s). So, special thanks goes out to these contributors to the 8th edition, who are listed below. Their contact information can be found in the back of the book. The majority can also be found by last name on the CDI website at https://careerdirectors.com/find-a-career-professional/.

The contributors include:

Niya Allen-Vatal – Career Global

Meg Applegate – Hinge Resume Collaborative

Kimberly Robb Baker – This Little Brand

Susan Barens – Golden Ratio Ltd.

Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter – Career Trend

Karen Bartell – Best-In-Class Resumes

Laurie Johnson Berenson – Sterling Career Concepts, LLC

Brenda Bernstein – The Essay Expert, LLC

Skye Berry-Burke – Skye Is The Limit Resume and Career Solutions

Mary Elizabeth Bradford – Global C-Suite Resume Writer

Bridget Weide Brooks – Resume Writers’ Digest / BeAResumeWriter.com

Phaedra Brotherton – Resumes and Career Strategies

Donald Burns – Executive Promotions, LLC

Erin Cambier – Superior Resume & Career Services

Maria Caraballo – Career Branding Inc.

Paula Christensen – Strategic Career Coaches

Marlene Cole – Pilbara Resumes / New Generation Careers

Sarah Cronin – Sarah Cronin Consulting

Darlene M. Dassy – Dynamic Resume Solutions

Jeri Hird Dutcher – Workwrite

Ken Docherty – Docherty Career Management, Inc.

Kelly Donovan – Kelly Donovan & Associates

Matthew Dupee – Rad4Career

Maureen Farmer – Word Right Career and HR Consulting Inc.

Jennifer Fishberg – Career Karma Resume Development & Career Services

Cliff Flamer – BrightSide Resumes

Anne Galloway – power-to-change

Louise Garver – Career Directions Intl, LLC

Jill R. Grindle – Pinnacle Resumes, LLC

Susan Guarneri – Guarneri Associates

Tiffany Hardy – Top1Resumes

Laura Hartnell – Laura Hartnell Career Transition Services

Gayle Howard – Top Margin Executive Resumes

Sandra Ingemansen – Resume Strategies

Billie P. Jordan -Advantage Resumes & Career Services

Gillian Kelly – Outplacement Australia

Erin Kennedy – Professional Resume Services, Inc.

Pete Lavelle – Rez Builder Resume and Job Service

Michelle Lopez – Brand YOU Studio

Natalie MacLellan – Best Foot Forward

Victoria McLean – City CV

Jennifer Miller – Professional Edge Resumes

Judith Monaco – Monaco Writing & Consulting Services, LLC

Zakiyyah Mussallihullah – Andy Thomas Careers Now

Sari Neudorf – SDN Consulting

Tyrone Norwood – Norwood Consulting Group

Lisa G. Parker – Parker-CPRW

Marie Plett -Aspirations Career Services, Inc.

Rachel VanderPol – RVP Career Services

Barb Poole – Hire Imaging LLC

Audrey Prenzel – Audrey Prenzel Career Transition Services

Annette Richmond – career-intelligence Resume Writing & Career Services

Michelle A. Riklan – Riklan Resources

Eve Ruth – Compelling Resumes

Barbara Safani – Career Solvers

Posey Salem – Radiant Resume Career Services

Robin Schlinger – Robin’s Resumes

Cheryl Lynch Simpson – Executive Resume Rescue

Laura Smith-Proulx Wentz – An Expert Resume

Michelle Swanson

Denise Taylor – Amazing People

Adrienne Tom – Career Impressions

Rosa E. Vargas – Career Steering

Kara Varner – A Platinum Resume

Jeanette Walton – Walton’s Words

Natalie Winzer – iHire, LLC

Lucie Hood Yeomans – Agave Communications LLC/Your Career Ally