Minimal job experience? No problem! You’ve just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write the first résumé and cover letter of your career if you don’t have any previous jobs to list? How do you stand out above the other applicants--including people with more experience who are out of work--with your summer jMinimal job experience? No problem! You’ve just graduated and are ready to land your first real job after college or high school. But how do you write the first résumé and cover letter of your career if you don’t have any previous jobs to list? How do you stand out above the other applicants--including people with more experience who are out of work--with your summer job at the diner, internship at the local paper, or spot on the Ultimate Frisbee team? Dr. Q to the rescue! For two decades, communication professor Quentin Schultze has been teaching résumé-writing to college students and recent graduates, helping them identify their strengths and transferable skills from their unique life experiences--from extracurriculars to part-time jobs to internships to volunteering. With Résumé 101, you’ll discover the secrets to composing strong, impressive resumes and cover letters, such as: What to include when you lack professional experience How to get great references and recommendations Why to use a summary rather than objective statement When to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills What to do if your GPA isn’t sky-high Which designs and basic formats work the best Where to find the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job With Dr. Q’s help, you’ll soon have a résumé and cover letter that will show hiring managers who you really are, why you’re prefect for your dream job, and why they should choose you....
|Title||:||Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs|
|Number of Pages||:||144 Pages|
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Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land Jobs Reviews
Key points I gathered from this book:* A resume is a combination of skills, knowledge, and traits--all are related, and all are important. Do not just focus on skills.* Everything we do is work, not just paid employment. Life experiences and volunteer work can demonstrate work-related by not necessarily job-used skills, knowledge, and traits--and you never know which seemingly unrelated area of knowledge will appeal to an employer. "DOING THINGS WE LOVE OFTEN TEACHES USE MORE THAN WE REALIZE." (So very true. I was hired for a previous job based in part from my time working a summer camp--a job I absolutely loved that taught me flexibility, problem-solving, and how to react in unexpected situations.)* All knowledge has practical value. There are 3 basic categories of knowledge: people (anthropology/sociology), organizational (how organizations function), and topical (particular subjects).* "A persuasive resume should address at least two trait categories: motivation and relationships."* A resume should communicate your value and enthusiasm, not just tell a long-winded professional biography.* For my own resume: "Worked overtime with team to meet tight deadlines" & "A conscientious, dependable writer with strong interpersonal skills and extensive computer abilities..."Interviews:--It's okay to use a nickname if appropriate for a professional setting: "Glad to meet you. I'm Gwendolyn Toops, but please call me 'Gwen.'"--A resume is a script for the interview. (Very true--at my last interview, it was clear that they had read the resume and wanted to really talk about the little things on it.)--"Think about yourself as an employee. Why would others want to work with you? What could you do for them, no matter how general or mundane? Focus on these kinds of experiences, and you'll get noticed."*********************************************Why I took off a star, despite the excellent advice: religion. I could do without the little references to Christianity sprinkled throughout the book.