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    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

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