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"No job hunter can afford to bypass the Knock ‘em Dead books." -- Tony Lee, Editor, The Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly

"The best book on how to write a resume ever written." -- Jack Bilson, Manager of Professional Employment, Unisys Corporation

"The ultimate resume writer’s handbook!" -- John Noble, Director, Career Development Center, Duke University

"To the point, understandable, and on the cutting edge. You need to read this-today!" -- Robert O. Snelling, Chairman, Snelling & Snelling

"To the point, understandable, and on the cutting edge. You need to read this—today!" -- Robert O. Snelling, Chairman, Snelling & Snelling --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Martin Yate, a resident of Savannah, GA, is the author of four other titles in the bestselling Knock 'em Dead series: Resumes That Knock 'em Dead, 6th Edition; Cover Letters That Knock 'em Dead, 6th Edition; Knock 'em Dead Management; and Knock 'em Dead Business Presentations. His previous positions include National Director of Training for Dunhill Personnel System, Inc., and Director of Personnel for Bell Industries Computer Memory Division.
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Product Details

  • Series: Knock 'em Dead Resumes
  • Paperback: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation; 6th Rev&Up edition (November 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159337108X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593371081
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,251,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I haven't needed one of these books in years, and as its Amazon's #1 resume book I thought I'd give it a try. Made me re-think what i had to offer, and gave me lots of layouts and "power phrases to use. where i was getting 3=4 responses a month on my resume, I've had 12 on-line responses and five telephone interviews already. I'm scheduled for four in person interviews ion the coming two weeks. No offers yet, but based on this response I've just bought his Knock em dead interview book.
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I didn't find any new, earth-shattering insights into the resume process, but it did layout the fundamentals nicely. I learned a few new things, and it gave me a good outline to put together a resume.
The section that describes how to pull the resume information together, would have been presented better had it been in some sort of a chart or list format. The way it is set up - it is wrtten in long sentences that stretch over a couple pages. I had to keep flipping back and forth to remember what step to do next.
There was a lot of redundant information, and I thought the examples didn't help me much.
But in the end, it did prompt me to put together a new, more concise, and tailored resume. Although the description of how to edit the final resume was a bit broad.
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By A Customer on January 20, 1999
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I read through the early chapters and everything he said made sense, and without the hype you usually see by these career guys. Stole lots of great phrases and layout ideas from the examples. Got three offers in six weeks.
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As a Host of the Employability and Career Planning sites, and an Interactive Resume workshop ... I like to have all kinds of Resume books and examples to refer to. No two resumes should be the same--this book gives great ideas on how to make YOUR experience stand out, not only in its wording, but also in the visual appeal.
The onlydrawback I found is that some of the sample resumes are a bit simplistic and if taken at face value, people may try to keep it so short that they don't consider all their skills. Remember, your resume is the first step to selling yourself.
Valuable reference to have around.
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I don't see much that would distinguish the sample resumes in this book from all the rest. I have a number of resume books from 20 years ago and the formats and text looks the same today in this book as 20 years ago. Hasn't anything changed? Other books that are written by "certified" resume professionals on the market today seem to be more "marketing" orineted in that the resumes seem to communicate ones's market value rather than to just showcase one's work history.
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No resume knocks anyone dead, but this book generally gives good advice on how to write one. In Yate's resume samples you'll sometimes see lists and bullet lists that are too long for anyone but a computer to sift through, and some of the sample resumes are a bit crowded, but all-in-all, the content is very useful. If you've thought through what kind of work you want and know who your targeted employers are, this is a good solid resume book.
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I bought this after moving countries and needed to beef up my resume. This definitely helped me organize my resume, as well as utilize appropriate words in my resume content. Already though, 2 years later as I assist family and friends with resume updates, this book is a bit out of date, as resume formats, and what companies are looking for has changed. I would still recommend this book overall though, always a good reference to keep on the shelf!
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By A Customer on August 28, 2000
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This book offers no new insight in how to write an effective resume. The advice given can easily be found on the internet or a book from the local library. Most of the sample resumes just list duties and education and does not help the reader in communicating how their skills can be beneficial to the employer.
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