How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes and Cover Letters: Secrets That Get Job Interviews Like Magic (Paperback)

How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes and Cover Letters: Secrets That Get Job Interviews Like Magic By Quentin J. Schultze, Bethany J. Kim, Richard Nelson Bolles (Foreword by) Cover Image

How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes and Cover Letters: Secrets That Get Job Interviews Like Magic (Paperback)

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"Extraordinary.... A hundred books in one.... This book is a home run." -- From the FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles, author of the best-selling "What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"

The ultimate guide for college students and grads seeking interviews in a tough economy. It explains how to:

(1) transform even modest educational achievements and non-paying life experiences -- from hobbies and travel to family circumstances and extracurricular activities -- into persuasive statements about abilities,

(2) generate job interviews by professionally fine-tuning resumes and cover letters specifically for each application, and

(3) prepare successfully for interviews by writing persuasive resumes and cover letters.

REVEALS RESUME-WRITING SECRETS:

* what to include when you lack paid professional experience

* how to get great references even from people you don't know well

* why to use a summary statement instead of an objective statement in most fields

* when to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills

* why you should NOT list most courses already taken

* what to do if your GPA is unimpressive

* which designs and basic templates work the best

* how to determine the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job

* the 5 things you MUST address in a cover letter

SPECIAL FEATURES

* an in-depth index so you can find exactly what you need

* before-and-after samples of rewritten resumes and cover letters

* a helpful flow chart for writing resumes and cover letters

* "Dr. Q's Tips" based on actual student and alumni experiences

* "Expert Advice" quotations from dozens of publications not online

* a categorized list of "action verbs" that appeal to potential employers

* sample resumes with accompanying cover letters

THE AUTHORS

Quentin Schultze, Ph.D. (AKA "Dr. Q"), is a well-published and prize-winning author, a popular speaker, and an award-winning college teacher with over 30 years experience mentoring students and graduates. Bethany Kim is a writer, teacher, and consultant on teaching English to adult learners.

ENDORSEMENTS

"This superb book explains how students and graduates can demonstrate that they're equipped for a job when they don't have any formal job experience to reference. Wish I had it 20 years ago." -- Gary Van Prooyen, Global Brand Director, Motorola, Inc.

"Practical and inspiring. If more of the resumes that come across my desk used this advice, hiring would be a lot easier. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book." -- Kevin Jeffer, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, re: creative

"I used to teach resume writing without a textbook because none of them really covered all the essentials. That's over. This book has all the nuts and bolts college-aged job hunters need." -- Professor Kathy Bruner, Taylor University

"I am making this book required reading for all my students." -- Professor Kevin T. Jones, Director of Internships, George Fox University

"Great for today's fiercely competitive job market " -- Scott Stegenga, Partner Manager, Yahoo Search Marketing

"Brilliant Should be required reading for every career-bound college graduate." -- Professor Peter A. Kerr, Asbury University

"Finally, a book I can recommend on writing resumes and cover letters " -- Professor John Pauley, Eastern University

"WOW I can't wait to get copies for my students." -- Professor Barbara Spies, Cardinal Stritch University

Product Details ISBN: 9780982706305
ISBN-10: 0982706308
Publisher: Edenridge Press
Publication Date: June 21st, 2010
Pages: 238
Language: English