- Chapter 4: Identifying and Portraying Transferable and Applicable Skills
This chapter teaches you how to describe your skills so they apply perfectly to the job you want, which is especially important for career-changers.
- Chapter 5: Powerful Verbs
In this chapter, you’ll discover the verbs that bolster your image as a dynamic candidate for the job.
- Chapter 6: Keeping it Parallel
Parallel grammatical construction is often overlooked in resumes, but this chapter demonstrates the grammatical tricks that keep the words flowing smoothly and improve your documents’ readability.
- Chapter 7: Leveraging Your Accomplishments
With today’s employers insisting on accomplishments-driven resumes and cover letters, this chapter will show you how to make the most of your achievements.
- Chapter 8: Words to Avoid
You’ve learned the words to use. In this chapter, find out how to steer clear of the words that won’t sell you to employers.
- Chapter 9: Proactive Language for Cover Letters
Dedicated to cover-letter verbiage, this chapter reveals how to hit the right note of enthusiasm and authority in your cover letter so the employer can’t resist interviewing you.
The author would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of her talented former writing partner at Quintessential Resumes and Cover Letters, Carolynn Hood. She also appreciates the evaluation of Dr. Rebecca Oliphant. Stetson University students Cynthia Buenger and Jessily Ramirez provided invaluable research assistance. Thanks to Kylie Dickerson for her important contributions. And as always, love and appreciation to Randall for steadfast support, advice, and mentoring.