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Description - Career Change Resume: How To Reinvent Your Resume And Land Your Dream Job by Karen Hofferber

Corporate downsizing, massive layoffs, and the dot-com downfall have displaced millions of adults in the past few years. According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, mass layoff events were up 40.6 percent in 2001 compared to 2000. Many of these workers, squeezed out by a slowdown or consolidation in their industry, will find themselves forced to change careers. However, the real audience for this book exists apart from the ups and downs of the unemployment rate. As of 2002, experts now estimate that the average worker will change careers (not just jobs) anywhere from three to seven times, regardless of industry, profession, or educational background. These career changes are motivated by many factors: the desire for more of a work/life balance; the need for new challenges; the continually changing demands of the knowledge-based economy; companies' new willingness to shed workers during slowdowns; and of course, simple dislike for the current job or career. In a recent nationwide survey by the Rockport Institute, a full 70 percent of mid-career professionals said they either had or were currently considering a career change, and 64 percent of college seniors expressed doubts that they had chosen the right major. Written by Monster.com's official resume experts, The Career-Change Resume will help all these hopeful but uncertain career-changers reinvent their resumes to help them reinvent themselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071411868
ISBN-10: 0071411860
Format: Paperback
(275mm x 215mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Karen Hofferber

Kim Isaacs is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and a Nationally Certified ResumeWriter (NCRW), and serves on the National Resume Writers' Association's certification commissionfor the NCRW credential. Kim is also the Resume Expert for Monster.com.Kim launched Advanced Career Systems in 1995 with the vision of bringing top-quality resume services and customer support to job seekers at all levels. The company has been featured nationally in print and online publications. Karen Hofferber is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and is the Resume Advisor forMonster.com, the No. 1 online resource for job seekers and hiring managers, with the largest resumedatabase in the world.