The secret background of this book. Why people love this stuff.
A HUGE collection of resumes that WORK to get interviews.
Why do a FEW resumes make it to the top of the heap, while MOST end in the trash? Because the GOOD resumes actually HELP the employer make a decision to call this job hunter in for an interview.
HOW? By INTERPRETING the job hunter's work experience, so the employer doesn't have to do ALL the work.
People who don't know how to write a DAMN GOOD resume merely list all their experience, and then leave it up to the EMPLOYER to figure out which of this experience is relevant and what it all means.
But the job hunters shown in THESE 200 resume examples show how to do it right: how to present JUST what the employer is looking for -- evidence that you KNOW what they need and YOU'VE GOT IT. The employer gets a clear picture of the benefit of hiring YOU for the job.
These 200 excellent resumes are grouped in 13 categories so you can find just what you want -- resumes for educators, office workers, health care practitioners, high-school students, managers, technicians, therapists, salesmen, financial officers, and many many more.
Page after page of fabulous examples, with NO fluff, hype, or wasted space. This book gets SO MUCH USE in career centers that they constantly have to replace it. You need it on YOUR desk.
Includes a detailed index with job titles cross-referenced.
BONUS: In the section called "Twenty-five TOUGH PROBLEMS," the gnarliest problems of resume writers are listed, along with the resumes in this collection that illustrate SOLUTIONS to those problems. You may never need THIS much help, but it's a comfort to know it's all there if you DO need it.
288 pages, $15.95
- Available at all major BOOKSTORES and at amazon.com
Ten Speed Press, 1996. [ISBN 0898158915] $15.95 paper
P.S. The Resume Catalog is MY own personal favorite of my five books. Here's how it came about: Years ago I started assembling copies of all the resumes I wrote, filing them in a three-ring binder. Eventually I had so many resumes that I needed to sort them into categories. THEN one day when I was working with a new resume client---and we had run out of ideas for how to express something---I pulled out my notebook of Resume Examples for some inspiration, and realized how HANDY it was in helping me break through my "writer's block." After using this collection of examples many times, it occurred to me that MY sample book would be equally helpful to OTHER people writing resumes. That was a good hunch! Over 200,000 others have already benefited from The Resume Catalog. -- Yana Parker
"Yana, I want to thank you for your excellent resume guides. I have looked at many of these books, and yours is the clearest and most expert I have seen. My husband began getting calls after we rewrote his resume using your book. It was recommended to us by Patti Lohgering at Lee, Hecht, Harrison in Houston. I have many job hunters approach me, and I have been recommending it as well. Now I can send them to your website." -- Susan Guest