The Quintessential Guide to Surefire Resumes for New Graduates and Other Entry-Level Candidates
You’re graduating from college soon — or you’ve already graduated. Time to perfect your resume and cover letter and ensure they are as powerful as they can be. Powerful new-grad resumes and cover letters can set you apart from the competition and ease the launch of your first major job search.
The Quintessential Guide to Surefire Resumes for New Graduates and Other Entry-Level Candidates, published by the trusted career experts at Quintessential Careers, provides seven chapters that will help you pack punch into your resume and cover letter and then gives you two chapters of tools — worksheets and samples to guide you to applying what you’ve learned from the book to creating surefire career-marketing documents.
Title Page & Credits. Read Title Page now.
Introduction: New-grad Resumes and Cover Letters as Marketing Tools. Read the Introduction now.
Chapter 1: Consider the Employer’s Perspective. To prepare an effective resume and cover letter, you must put yourself in the mind-set of the employer. Read Chapter 1 now.
Chapter 2: Forget About the One-Size-All Resume and Cover Letter. Your documents must be customized and tailored to specific jobs and situations. Read Chapter 2 now.
Chapter 3: Make the Most of Your College Experience. You may think you are woefully underqualified, but you can depict numerous aspects of your college experience as relevant to the career you seek. Read Chapter 3 now.
Chapter 4: Portray your Skills as Transferable and Applicable to Your Post-college Career. How to relate the skills you’ve gained to the skills employers seek. Read Chapter 4 now.
Chapter 5: Focus on Accomplishments. Though it’s not easy for new grads to brainstorm accomplishments, they are crucial to your resume and cover letter. Read Chapter 5 now.
Chapter 6: Pack Your Resume and Cover Letter with Keywords. Learn to identify the keywords that will enable your documents to be found in database searches. Read Chapter 6 now.
Chapter 7: Strive for Readability. Fine-tune your resume and cover letter by eliminating typos/misspellings, refining their length, polishing their appearance, preparing them for online and postal-mail delivery, and more. Read Chapter 7 now.
Chapter 8: Putting It All Together: Worksheets to Develop Your Resume and Cover Letter. Build or polish your documents using these worksheets, checklists, and do’s and don’ts. Read Chapter 8 now.
Chapter 9: Surefire New-grad Resume and Cover Letter Samples. A collection of example resumes and cover letters to inspire you. Read Chapter 9 now.
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