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The Perfect Resume: Today's Ultimate Job Search Tool Paperback – June 8, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Perfect Resume
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books; Rep Sub edition (June 8, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767916239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767916233
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tackle the tough employment market and land the job you want.



Today, more than ever, it takes a powerful resume to open doors to the opportunities you seek. Increasingly important as hiring systems change, the right resume defines your objectives, your talent, and the unique benefits you offer. Done right, it also gets this information into the hands of the right decision makers.

Based on new research into hiring and staffing methods, executive search, electronic screening systems, and public and private job banks, The Perfect Resume puts you ahead of the pack, whether you are after your first job or a competitive senior slot.

Learn how today?s employment process has radically altered the way resumes are used and jobs are filled

Understand how to start from the roots of your values, needs, and desires, not simply published help wanted listings

Assess your key strengths, capabilities, and experiences and focus them toward the situations you want most

Choose formats and delivery methods that are best able to penetrate electronic and bureaucratic prescreening systems and get interviews

Use e-mail and custom cover letters to spotlight your worth

Review case histories showing how people with special needs adapted their resumes and letters to get heard

Decide how to present yourself in a way that makes the most of your best

About the Author

Tom Jackson is a renowned expert on careers, job finding, and resumes. He has written a dozen books and programs on resume development and consults with colleges, corporations, and placement services on a regular basis. His works have sold more than one million copies to date.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By BullDog on November 2, 2009
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I have written resumes for several people over the years and I have always gone back to "Perfect Resume" time and time again for top-quality reference.

Great job.
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I purchased the original version of this book more than 20 years ago. I moved around a bit in my career from computers to accounting and corporate to non-profit and I've gone back to this book with each change to punch up or completely overhaul my resume. I think it's one of the best resources out there and it has certainly helped me land a number of interviews. It is full of a variety of examples and covers everything from student to professional to career change to re-entering workplace after years at home. It helps you highlight your strengths, make the most of your experience and focus your talents toward a specific goal. Well worth the investment of time and purchase price!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gerald M Sturman on July 29, 2004
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Since the early 1970's, Tom Jackson has been one of the truly innovative contributors to the field of career development. This latest version of The Perfect Resume adds significantly to the field and defines the state-of-the-art in resume writing. There's nothing better available anywhere.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Christie on January 15, 2006
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The book is one of the better guides to writing good resumes. Good examples are provided. But Jackson and company are also pulling a sales scam. Try to download the free templates and you'll find they never arrive in your inbox. Go back to the site in an attempt to really get them, and you'll find they are now $4.95 (because they've already been sent). Beware the liar!
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