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WRITING YOUR RESUME
From the The Adams Resume Almanac, "For people who want to learn how to craft a job-winning resume that is custom-designed to fit their specific needs."
Smart Business Supersite [excerpted from The Adams Resume Almanac]
http://www.smartbiz.com/sbs/arts/res1.htm

Bob Myers-Job Search Homepage
Looking for a job or a career change? This collection of annotated links will help you: create a résumé, write cover and thank you letters, do networking, research a company, prepare for an interview, job search on the Internet, search classified ads effectively; includes articles on scannable résumés.
Bob Myers
http://www.evansville.net/~bmyers/bmyers.html

All About Resumes and Cover Letters
CCAC's guide tells how to effectively communicate with potential employers on paper as well as online. Provides info about publishing a resume online, preparing a "Scannable Resume" and also includes Sample Resumes.
Community College of Allegheny County
http://www.acd.ccac.edu/career_services/manual/chap_iii.html

Mike Farr's on-line Get a Job Workshop
Explore this site for a wide variety of useful articles to enhance your job search skills, or use the Hot Buttons to lead you to these specific articles by The Very Quick Job Search author, Mike Farr. Topics include:
Mike Farr / JIST Works
http://www.jist.com/jobwork.htm

Writing a Persuasive Cover Letter
Tips and samples.
Gary Will
http://www.golden.net/~archeus/covlet1.htm

The Career Guide
Each section of this site focuses on a specific topic and includes a wealth of useful info; topics include:
The Resume
The Resume, Part II
The Follow-Up
The MSU Career Guide provides info on many other job search and career-related topics.
Michigan State University
http://www.msu.edu/user/gradschl/career.htm

Employment Letter Writing
A very clear guide to writing these important documents. Additional Job Search Tools and Resources are also available, including an excellent article on resume writing.
Allegheny College
http://www.alleg.edu/accel/coverltr.html

Job Search Letters
Succinct descriptions of the different types of letters which may be used at different times while seeking employment: networking and cover letters, interview follow-up, as well as offer acknowledgement, rejection or acceptance correspondence, etc. Bibliography included.
George Mason University's Career Services   Full Time Job Search
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/cdc/job_hunt/letters.htm

The Briefcase
Step-by-step help on how to plan, execute and follow up a successful interview, includes resumes, cover letters and thank you notes.
StudentCenter
http://www.StudentCenter.com/brief/brief.htm

Avoid Application Form Errors
Step-by-step instructions and suggestions for dealing with this screening "test".
The Department of Workforce Development
http://badger.state.wi.us/agencies/dilhr/jets/jet-5913.html

Job Search Tips
Links to a variety of outstanding resources in many areas of the employment process.
Includes:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Homepage
http://www.unl.edu/careers/tips/tips.htm

Portfolio Power
Suggestions for assembling a useful portfolio; includes a sampler showing the wide range of work samples or artifacts that can be included in today's career portfolio. Other resources for portfolio development are also available in this section.
Martin Kimeldorf, author of Portfolio Power
http://amby.com/kimeldorf/p_mk-toc.html

Professional Portfolios
This article by Margaret Heskett, from the Student CEC Spotlight, gives good information for appropriate sections and types of materials to include in a teaching portfolio, and provides suggestions for effective utilization during interviews.
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
http://www.cec.sped.org/ab/port.htm

Job Search Tools
Pitt's site provides articles on many topics including:
University of Pittsburgh Placement Service
http://www.placement.pitt.edu/html/job_resources.html

Do It Yourself Job Advice
Employers use resumes, application forms, written tests, performance tests, medical examinations, and interviews to screen applicants. You can use each of these different evaluation procedures to your advantage. Includes specific suggestions for:
Alliance Associates
http://doityourself.com/finance/resume.htm

TIPS ON CORRECT RESUME USE IN THE JOB HUNT
TOP SECRETS OF RESUME WRITING
The author of TOP SECRET Resumes & Cover Letters offers excellent suggestions for utilizing resumes effectively. Includes Key Factors which help explain why most resumes fail and how yours can be designed to really stand out (so you'll be noticed and obtain interviews)!
Steven Provenzano, CPRW
http://www.topsecretresumes.com/advance3.html
http://www.topsecretresumes.com/advance2.html

Resumes: The Recruiter's Perspective
Bridget Feery, RN, BSN and Christine M. Tierney, RN, C, MSN present these tips to help nurses assemble or update a resume for today's job market. Provided by Nursing Spectrum as part of their Continuing Education Program: Career Fitness Online.
Nursing Spectrum
http://nsweb.nursingspectrum.com/ce/ce147.htm

Insider Tips Career Articles
Over two dozen articles on topics relevant to job seekers, including:
Resume Express
http://resumexpress.com/insidertips.htm

Preparing the Ideal Scannable Resume
Tips for writing and formatting a scannable resume that computers can read, including hints for specific headings and keywords to maximize your ability to get "hits" (a hit is when one of your skills matches the computer search). Includes an On-Line Resume Builder -- fill in data on the form; your formatted resume will be displayed; save, print, or submit it to Resumix to be considered for job openings.
Resumix Inc.
http://www.resumix.com/resume/resume_tips.html

The Right Look for Your New Resume
These Power Tips for Scannable Resumes will help ensure that your resume will make the cut when scanned by the computers used by your next potential employer.   [This material has been excerpted from Electronic Resume Revolution by Joyce Lain Kennedy and Thomas J. Morrow.]
Open Book Systems
http://www.obs-us.com/obs/english/books/archives/Kennedy/ERCH4.html

Scannable Resume Guidelines
Info provided to job applicants at CIGNA: Optimize the physical layout of your resume for the OCR scanning process; learn how to utilize nouns so that the computer's key word search will target you for the opening.
CIGNA Corporation
http://www.cigna.com/working/scannable.html

Preparing Your Resume for the Internet
The Riley Guide -- Online Job Application, includes:
The Riley Guide
http://www.dbm.com/jobguide/eresume.html

The Internet and WWW: Promises and Pitfalls for Job Hunters
Discusses the opportunities (and the risks) available to job hunters on the Internet, including what to do and what not to do with your resume online. Includes ways to Get Your Mouse in the Door!!
Cristopher Maloney for Peterson's Virtual Ink Press™
http://www.petersons.com/career/promises.html

Byte-able Resumes: Resumes that computers can sink their electronic teeth into
Rebecca Smith spends time posting her resume online to see what happens. She has been monitoring career trends and computer technology for the past 10 years.
Rebecca Smith
http://www.computerbits.com/archive/9607/resume.htm

The Electronic Resume
This article by Jewels Horvath is based on the Joyce Lain Kennedy's book, The Electronic Resume Revolution, and offers clear, concise instructions for assembling a resume that can be scanned successfully. Other job search resources are also available from the Career Center.
The University of Minnesota
http://www.mrs.umn.edu/services/career/JSSelecres.html

Scannable resumes mean wider exposure
Everything you need to know in order to develop and submit an electronic resume or a scannable resume. Includes:
Joe Grimm, Recruiting and development editor / Detroit Free Press
http://www.freep.com/jobspage/links/scan.htm

Key Concepts for Keywords
How You Can Use Labels to Manage the Perils of High-Speed Searching.
Keyword skills are becoming increasingly critical to a successful job search. Use the information & materials at this site to develop your keyword skills; view examples of keyword searches; practice by analyzing resume samples.
JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY: Electronic Job Search Revolution; Electronic Resume Revolution (Wiley)
http://www.obs-us.com/obs/german/books/Kennedy/ERCH3.html



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