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The Resume Writing Guide: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Creating a Winning Resume [Kindle Edition]

Lisa McGrimmon
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Book Description

Improve Your Odds of Getting a Job


You have more power in the job search process than you realize. You can find a job, even in a tough economy, and even if you have barriers and challenges that others might not have.

Don't be trapped by the whims of employers and a changing labor market. Be in charge of your job search!

No matter what some people try to tell you, a compelling resume is still a powerful tool in a successful job search, and The Resume Writing Guide, new for 2013, will show you step-by-step exactly how to create a resume that makes a great impression on employers and gives you more power when you are job hunting.

Learn From the Experience of 2000 Job Seekers


What you’ll find in this book that you won’t find in others, is the kind of expertise that only comes from real experience.

Lisa McGrimmon has written over 1000 resumes and helped over 2000 job seekers find work. She knows how to coach people through the process to create real resumes that give real results for real people.

Guidance Through the Process


The Resume Writing Guide takes you through the actual process of creating a resume one step at a time, carefully guiding you through each decision. It isn't just a collection of rules and tips.

The process is simplified and broken into small steps. In each chapter, you will complete a few tasks, and, if you complete all of the tasks to the best of your ability, once you reach the end of the book, you will have written a resume that shows you in your best possible light.

Learn How to Deal With Resume Challenges


Lisa has used this process successfully with clients from all walks of life and with all kinds of work histories. She has written resumes for:
  • career changers
  • people returning to work after several years without paid employment
  • new immigrants
  • recent graduates
  • older workers
  • people in competitive and declining industries

This book isn’t just for the lucky few who have a perfect career history. It gets into the heart of how to write resumes that pop even if you’re worried that you may have some challenges to overcome.

Not a 20 Minute Resume Guide!


This book isn’t for people who want to knock out a resume in 20 minutes. It is a meticulous, step-by-step guide through each phase in the resume writing process.

It shows you how to structure each section, write compelling statements, and make smart decisions about content to highlight your individual strengths and minimize weaknesses.

Thoughtfully completing the tasks in this book will take time, but it will be time well spent. In the end, you will have a winning resume that is perfect for your needs and structured to show you at your best.

If you try to knock out a resume in 20 minutes, you’ll have a cookie cutter, impersonal resume from a template that isn’t fully designed for your individual needs.

Partners in Resume Writing


Good career coaches will not write a resume for you; they will write one with you, as partners. You and the career coach both bring important information to the table.

Throughout this book, you and Lisa will be partners. Lisa will be the expert on how to create a resume. You will be the expert on your own career.

Lisa will show you: how to decide what information you should include, how to write compelling content, how to structure sections to highlight your strengths, and how to minimize concerns you may have about your work history.

Your task is to take that information and apply it to what you know about your own career.

In this partnership, you can create an effective resume that gets you one big step closer to landing the job you want.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 3286 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CareerChoiceGuide; 2 edition (May 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CNTMR16
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522,832 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear, Concise Advice May 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
There are many resume advice books to choose from, and I selected this one because it promised step by step instructions. For someone that hasn't written a resume in many years, it was just what I needed! The book is easy to read and clearly shows that the author knows her business.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Any Job Seeker August 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Perhaps the thing I liked most about this book was the confidence the author gave me as soon as I started it. I felt that, if I put myself in her hands, I'd soon get a job.

The book was obviously written by someone who knew her stuff. Her recommendations are based on real experience - around 2,000 clients, with 80% of them working within 3 months. Not bad going!

The book is very complete, covering everything you'll ever need to know about preparing a resume, each chapter with its set tasks, paving the way for the following chapter.

If you're desperate to find a job, this is the book for you. And, even if you're not, it's a book well worth buying and keeping for the day when you need to prepare that first-class resume.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Resume Writing Guide August 13, 2013
By andavis
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good book for first time Resume writer or transition workers. No example of Resume little disappointment. Thank you for this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Resume Writing Guide May 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was exactly what I needed. It allowed me to write my resume to the best of my ability. 
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. Even if you think you already know how to write a resume, this book makes it so easy to understand. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chockful of Job Seeker Info April 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Excellent!! The author does a great job of taking me by the hand through the resume writing process.

I really appreciate that she discusses adjusting resumes based on the job. I always thought that one resume should fit all and am glad she put that myth to rest.

The book goes step by step through the resume so each section is covered while guiding us on the right decisions to make based on my skills, work history and objective.

She makes it easy with her step by step process to put together a resume I can be proud of.

This book is definitely worth getting for any job seeker.
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More About the Author

As a job club workshop facilitator, Lisa McGrimmon has written over 1000 resumes and helped over 2000 clients find jobs. Lisa knows the questions and worries job seekers have, what people go through to find a job, how they self-sabotage, and how they make enormous progress. She knows which job search strategies really work and which ones are terrible time wasters.

Lisa chose to work as a career coach because she wanted to work in a profession that allowed her to help people help themselves.

She believes that being able to understand and apply sound career management strategies is a basic life skill that can provide enormous freedom and enrich the quality of people's lives, and everyone should have access to that information.


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