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Update Your Résumé Month

LightbulbWhether you're searching for a new career or simply preparing for the future, a fantastic résumé is the ticket to your dream job. A well-written résumé shows employers your value, experience, and achievements. Ask yourself, "How current is my résumé ?" Do you regularly update your information, or, like many of us, do you let your résumé gather cobwebs until you need it?

September is Update Your Résumé Month! Don't let your résumé languish. You may have new qualifications or achievements to add, obsolete information to delete, or perhaps you just need to update your contact information. Polish your résumé now so it will shine when you need it!

If your résumé needs a refresh and you're not sure where to begin, try one of our résumé guidebooks, or use one of our online databases to build and edit your résumé. You can even get professional advice and proofreading for free!

Resume Magic

Résumé Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Résumé Writer. By Susan Britton Whitcomb.

Résumé Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after résumé transformations explains résumé creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work. All the tricks professional résumé writers use to create eye-catching, result-driven résumés are revealed in this book.

 

 

Amazing Resumes

 Amazing Résumés: What Employers Want to See -- And How to Say It. By Jim Bright.

In this guide, Bright (career development, Australian Catholic U., Sydney) and Earl (organizational psychology, U. of New South Wales, Australia) explain how to create an effective résumé, with advice on presenting skills and qualities positively, finding the right employer-applicant fit, reading a job ad and description, and formatting. They also cover the use of competency statements, storytelling techniques (a new chapter in this edition), career objectives and summary statements, and cover letters, and aspects such as whether to include references and using a résumé on the internet.

 

 

Knock Em Dead

How To Say It on Your Résumé: A Top Recruiting Director's Guide to Writing the Perfect Résumé for Every Job. By Brad Karsh.

Recruiting director Brad Karsh has worked with thousands of misguided job seekers. Now he’s putting his experience into print, with step-by-step guidelines to improve the wording, content, and format of any résumé . Knowing how employers choose candidates, the author shows how to make a résumé stand out. Whether readers are looking to make a career change, re-enter the workforce, find a first job, or acquire an internal position, Karsh demonstrates how to transform any résumé—and get results.

 

 

Knock 'Em Dead

 Knock 'Em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, 2011. By Martin John Yate.

The classic guide to job searching now includes new information on where to find jobs, how to pinpoint which job openings offer the best chance of success, and what answers to interview questions will most impress interviewers.

 

 

 

 JobNow, powered by BrainFuse, offers live online help to job seekers needing tips on resume editing, interviewing, and searching for jobs. This quick tutorial shows how to upload a résumé to their Résumé Lab for professional advice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Job & Career Accelerator offers career exploration, computer program tutorials, a résumé and cover letter builder, and more! This video shows how to set up a free account with Job & Career Accelerator and how to use their Tutorial feature.

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