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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Introduction

A short four years ago, I remember thinking, as I worked on the 5th edition of this guide, that its contents were a radical makeover from previous editions. Yikes! Putting that edition together was a frolic compared to this 6th edition, which contains about 75 percent new text.

My intense study of what’s happening on the current recruitment scene reveals a job-search process being reset. In fact, I think of what’s happening as a giant thumb pushing a big reset button as I report to you the mind-blowing burst of fresh digital ideas raining down on us — from social networking profiles to resume-capable mobile devices.

Much of what worked before for resume-writing job seekers still pays off handsomely. Eternal verities, you might say. But what you found in the 5th edition about moving along in job life is no longer enough. That’s why you absolutely must have this edition right now.

Ready? Push the big reset button . . . go! Update your resume, catch up with a wave of new stuff, and find the job you need and want.

About This Book

Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition, is a playbook showing you how to write powerful and targeted resumes, and how to use them with important new ideas and strategies in your search for a good job. The first seven chapters spotlight the latest resume technology and innovations; the remainder of the book covers timeless resume success factors, as well as samples of winning resumes.

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