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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 5 edition (Jan. 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047008037X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470080375
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18.4 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #508,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By pogomama on May 10 2014
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i had never had to make a resume up till i moved here to canada so this book helped big time
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By Chicky on July 16 2013
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Easy to read, and lots of tips. Love it! I liked that it gave examples of resumes, head letters, and formats.
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By Brad Hill on April 15 2003
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I wrote my resume based entirely on advice from this book, and landed the second job I applied for. That's what I all results.
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I've read a few career books, but none were as much a pleasure to read as Resumes for Dummies. Having already read Cover Letters for Dummies I knew that this book was going to be informative but still easy to read!
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By A Customer on March 6 2003
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If you need to write a resume, you need to buy this book. The amount of useful information stuffed
into its 300+ pages is incredible, not to mention the book is well written and funny.
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If nothing else, this book is beneficial because it gives the reader lots of ideas to borrow (Ok, steal, but that's why this book was written). I'm not very creative when it comes to laying the resume out, but the different possibilities gives me some options. It's important to not be too wordy in the resume, and Kennedy shows us what to emphasize. Her snappy writing style makes a mundane topic actually interesting. It's nice to know that I have this on my shelf in case I decide to go job-hunting in the future.
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After many years at the same company, I'm on the job market and although I've been fairly conscientious about keeping my resume up to date, I haven't really had to test it in the marketplace. A review of the "Resumes for Dummies" book helped me to refine my job descriptions, incorporate more action oriented words and focus on the skills and jobs that are relevant to the type of position that I want to hold in the future.
Like all "Dummies" books, this one is presented in a simple easy-to-read, well-organized format with large bulleted headlines and plenty of graphics and examples. Whether you read the whole book, or just refer to specific sections, this book has it all, including resume formats; how to present education, experience, skills, activities, organizations, etc.; good attention-grabbing words; getting rid of deadweight in the resume; going digital and distributing the resume; spin control against potential problems, such as too much or too little experience, gaps in employment, demotions, age, etc.
The book is packed with resume tips, and should be one of the first you refer to if you're starting a new job search or just not sure that your resume is representing you fairly.
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As a career counselor, I hear people wondering what is new in resume trends. Are they still necessary? Kennedy, an experienced syndicated columnist and author, has taken the subject of resumes to a higher plane. Yes, they're still necessary. Using humor to present the somewhat standard material, she takes the reader from objective to experience with a minimum of pain. There are two unusual features in this book. Sample resumes are presented in a before and after format, illustrating subtle points which will enhance the reader's own focus. And the book ends with a checklist for evaluating your own resume. (Warning: it's hard to be objective enough to complete the checklist: you may need some help from a friend.)
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