Outlines steps to creating a resume, including special advice for handling employment gaps, job hopping, and lack of experience.
Over the past decade, resumes have undergone dramatic changes in how they are submitted to recruiters. Technology advances have redefined the recruiting industry. It started with electronic resumes that had to be “scannable” using OCR software. Then resumes began their frenzied dart across the Internet, where, to assure safe arrival, they came dressed in the pedestrian garb of plain text (ASCII) embodied within e-mail. But now, change is upon us once again. The handsome resume made portable has made its return, and there is an emergence of online screening quizzes that determine whether your resume is accepted by recruiters and employers or buried at the bottom of the pile.The fourth edition of Resumes For Dummies is for anyone who needs to discover what works and what doesn’t work when representing their work history with a resume. No matter what your experience, set of circumstances, or familiarity with resume writing, this clearly written, up-to-date guide will help you toCreate a resume that takes advantage of today’s technologyIncrease your chances of getting that dream jobCraft a “stand out” resume that’ll get your foot in the doorUnderstand all the changes in the world of resumesDiscover the right way and right places to send your resumeThis new edition has loads of advice that will make your resume stand out from the online crowd. Resumes For Dummies, 4th Edition, also covers the following topics and more:Getting your resume out thereWriting a resume that fits your specific needsChoosing the right format for your resumeSelecting stand out words that can bring good newsSubmitting your resume onlineRecognizing resume problems and applying solutionsIn the pages of Resumes For Dummies, 4th Edition, you get a sampling of stand out resumes and special needs resumes. You also get updated technical information (gathered from a wide variety of recruiting professionals) paired with classic strategies and smooth moves from the author’s three decades of career reporting. With all of this in hand, you'll be able to develop and distribute a state-of-the-art resume that says you’re too superior to ignore.