Practical tricks for standing out from the crowd and getting the job you want in the Australian and New Zealand market Applying for jobs in today's tight job market can seem like an overwhelming process. Competition is fierce and employers expect more than ever before from job applicants. With unemployment and redundancies rising, it's simply not a good time to be looking. So how do make yourself stand out? Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies, Second Australian & New Zealand Edition shows you how to catch a recruiter's attention. Presenting a wealth of sample resumes and cover letters, this handy, easy-to-use guide shows you how to write a killer cover letter, format your resume for online use, use social networking to your advantage, and tailor your resume and cover letters for specific positions and companies. Designed specifically for job hunters in Australia and New Zealand Offers practical tips and advice on crafting a great resume and a perfect cover letter for any kind of position Includes advice on addressing government selection criteria Features ten ways to turn off a recruiter and ten tips for the perfect presentation No matter how tough the job market is, a great resume and cover letter combination will help you get the attention you deserve. Writing Resumes and Cover Letters For Dummies gives you all the tools and tips you need to get noticed—and get your dream job!
The ultimate guide to cover letters that will set you apart from the pack-revised, updated, and ready for anything . . . 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition arms job seekers with an arsenal of highly effective professional cover letter models that, with minor modification, can be rapidly deployed as needed. You'll find a full chapter, complete with numerous models, dedicated to each of five different types of cover letters: employer broadcast letters, search firm broadcast letters, advertising response letters, networking cover letters, and resume letters. With step-by-step instructions and a wealth of samples, 175 High-Impact Cover Letters shows you how to prepare a well-written, professional letter that will help you land the interview every time. For the Third Edition, almost every letter has been substantially rewritten or fine-tuned to reflect the current thinking and terminology in the field of staffing, while an entirely new chapter provides proven «do's» and «don'ts» of effective cover letter writing. You'll find: Examples of more than 175 winning cover letters Cover letters appropriate for junior and senior experience levels in twenty-eight different occupations Sample job ads and the appropriate cover letter response Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in cover letters No matter how impressive your resume, it's your cover letter that employers read first. With 175 High-Impact Cover Letters, Third Edition, you can make sure they'll be eager to turn to the next page.
Your no-nonsense guide to getting a job in social media Looking to snag a social media position? This fun and practical guide shows you how to stand out from the competition and land your dream job in social media. Inside, you'll find expert and easy-to-follow guidance on where you should look for a job in social media, how to research companies to target, the social media sites where you should be active, and much more. Plus, you'll get resume and cover letter writing tips, answers to tricky interview to woo potential employers, and advice on creating a valuable social media position within your current company. You will also benefit from sample resumes, resume templates, and videos available to download and view online. From SEO specialists to online community managers, social media positions are the latest buzz in the job market. As businesses have come to value the competitive edge that a strong social media presence can offer, these jobs have quickly evolved from short-term, peripheral positions to highly sought-after careers. With the help of Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies, job candidates in the social media sphere can hone their skillsets and stand head-and-shoulders above the crowd to not only land an interview, but to score a job in this exciting field. Position yourself wisely in a crowded and rapidly growing field Be active on key social sites Write a winning resume that gets your foot in the door Create a social media position in any company Packed with expert, authoritative information—and with a dash of humor thrown in for fun—Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies is your go-to handbook for landing a social media position.
The Proven, Professional Resume and Job Search Guide for Executives in the 100K and Above Salary Range This new, expanded edition of a classic bestseller supplements veteran career advisor William Montag's years of experience with the powerful online resources of CareerJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal's own career Web site. Let this handy resource be your own professional executive coach with up-to-the-minute advice on how to land your ideal executive job using proven high-visibility marketing techniques. The top-notch, real-world resume and cover letter samples inside will help you launch your search with the same competitive edge held by the top-level clients of Montag Associates. You'll learn how critical self-marketing is to your success and how to maximize your marketability by pairing the perfect cover letter with the right resume for any job opportunity. By combining the author's power packaging and patented Expansionist Theory(TM) methods with 24/7 online job search strategies you can outmarket, outsmart, and outclass the competition. Put your executive job search on the fast track with: * All the marketing techniques and online skills of professional executive career coaches * Up-to-date listings of the best career and job search sites on the Internet * Sample resumes accompanied by their own specially designed cover letters * Frequently asked questions and market-tested answers * Top ten rules for the twenty-first-century job market
The ingenious guide to making your resume stand out from the crowd . . . 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition provides the tools, tips, and examples you need to build a professional resume that packs a punch. It guides you step by step through the process of constructing your resume and highlighting key components while giving you a clear understanding of the design, content, and overall performance of each part. You'll learn how and when to use a variety of resume formats, including chronological, functional, linear, and others. With 175 hand-picked, successful resumes of both experienced job seekers and recent college grads, there's definitely a resume here that suits your needs. Almost all the resumes in this new Third Edition have been revised and updated to reflect the current thinking and terminology of the employment profession. And there's more: A new chapter that provides a practical checklist of the «do's» and «don'ts» of resume writing Guidelines for preparing a professional electronic resume Results of an authoritative survey of employment professionals that highlight what employers look for in resumes Resumes across a wide array of occupational areas, including administration, finance, accounting, human resources, public relations, law, marketing, sales, technical services, engineering, education, retail, and many more By following the guidelines and model resumes in this invaluable book, you can automatically build a highly effective professional resume with wallop. Regardless of your level of experience and no matter what industry you're in, 175 High-Impact Resumes, Third Edition will help you get the big interview and land that knockout job.
Master the art of resume writing and boost your chances of getting hired With unemployment rates still running high, getting an edge up on the competition in your field—whatever it may be—can be an intimidating and exhausting undertaking. Luckily, Resumes For Dummies is here to serve as your life raft as you navigate the murky waters of a modern-day job search. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams. There's nothing easy and breezy about looking for a new job—whether you currently have one or not. But rather than succumbing to the panic that might convince you to hide under the covers, Resumes For Dummies arms you with the confidence you need to write a resume that will have prospective employers knocking your at your door. Includes tips on avoiding common resume-writing mistakes Provides updates on the latest changes in the job market that you'll need to take into account when writing a resume Outlines how to approach a lay-off in a professional light Covers how to confront privacy and reputation issues in online social job search Whether you're a recent graduate, second-timer looking for your next job, prime-timer who hasn't job-searched in decades, or the unfortunate victim of a lay-off, Resumes For Dummies takes the fear out of putting your skills on paper and sets you on the path to getting your foot in the door—and landing the job of your dreams.
Write the perfect cover letter every time! With fewer job opportunities and more applicants, just being qualified isn't enough to get the job you want. So how can you separate yourself from the pack? With the perfect cover letter, of course! With so much riding on it, a cover letter that attracts-and holds-the attention of your prospective employer is essential. This practical how-to manual shows you step by step how to create highly effective letters designed to get the interview you want. The Perfect Cover Letter, Third Edition is an indispensable guide that covers all the vital elements of a great cover letter, so you know what to include and know how to phrase it. Inside you'll find: * The nuts and bolts of every type of cover letter-what they should include, how employers use them, and how to write them * Great sample cover letters, including general broadcast, executive search, networking, advertisement response, and personal introduction * Tips on what makes a letter effective-and what doesn't * Helpful guidelines on following up-writing the post-interview thank you letter With greatly expanded information on thank you letters and an entirely new chapter on the all-important networking cover letter, this update of the popular classic continues to offer top-notch advice and high-quality samples that will help any job hunter get the attention they deserve.
The go-to reference for the new Office Home & Student 2013 The Home & Student version of Microsoft Office targets the home and education markets, covering the four applications most used outside the workplace: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. The minibooks in this essential All-in-One guide include real-world examples and projects that cover the new features and capabilities of Office 2013. Straightforward advice and beneficial projects help you to learn the basics of creating a resume in Word, establishing a home budget in Excel, developing a dynamic school presentation with PowerPoint, and taking notes in OneNote. Targets home and school users of Office 2013, who primarily use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote Walks you through how to use Office 2013 for everyday projects, such as creating a cover letter in Word or reusable templates in Excel Demonstrates how to jazz up a school presentation with PowerPoint Provides you with straightforward instructions for taking notes in OneNote Shares common Office 2010 tools and details the basics of the Office ribbon Office Home & Student 2013 All-in-One For Dummies is an easy-to-understand guide to the essentials of Office 2013!