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Description - 101 Best Resumes to Sell Yourself by Jay A. Block

The Professional Association of Resume Writers and McGraw-Hill author Jay Block have introduced a better way to write a resume. The old way - one we've been using the for past 80 years - is, very simply, to recite your employment history and education, perhaps with a few additional lines for your "career objective" and your "hobbies and interests." In this day and age of personal branding, the "old" approach is often dull and not particularly useful to prospective employers. The new way to write a resume takes its cue from marketing. It emphasizes your value - your unique selling proposition or "brand" - and the contribution you can make to your prospective employer. It serves to "package" your as a product, emphasizing your unique accomplishments and the contribution you can make to your new company or organization. This new approach is called the "value-based" resume, and its benefits are four-fold: It sets you apart from the pack. Employers sit up and take notice when you tell them right up front what kind of contribution you can make. Your resume goes to the top of the pile, and you're the first in line for the interview. You know what job you want and why it's a good fit. The self-assessment process involved in creating a value-based resume uncovers your strengths and your value in the marketplace. The interview is a breeze. Because you anticipate interview questions and incorporate answers into your resume, you can help direct the course of the interview - and come confident and fully prepared. You land your dream job at the salary you deserve. 101 Resumes That Build Your Personal Brand walks you step by step through the process of creating a great resume and offers dozens of tips, tactics, and techniques for packaging and positioning yourself for the employment marketplace. You'll find: 101 proven sample resumes from a broad variety of occupations, from business and health care to technology and the arts. A "personal resume workshop," complete with worksheets and examples, to help you craft your resume. Lexicons of words and phrases you can use to sell yourself 20 sample cover letters that reinforce your message Tips and techniques for your job search, interviewing, managing job offers and handling tricky salary negotiations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071385527
ISBN-10: 0071385525
Format: Paperback
(277mm x 216mm x 15mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jay A. Block

Jay A. Block, CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer), is the contributing cofounder of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. He has written four previous books on the subject of resume writing and has pioneered the strategic, value-based approach to crafting effective resumes.

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