How To Write Powerful College Student Resumes And Cover Letters: Secrets That Get Job Interviews Like Magic

    "Extraordinary.... A hundred books in one.... This book is a home run." -- From the FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles, author of the best-selling "What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"

    The ultimate guide for college students and grads seeking interviews in a tough economy. It explains how to:

    (1) transform even modest educational achievements and non-paying life experiences -- from hobbies and travel to family circumstances and extracurricular activities -- into persuasive statements about abilities,

    (2) generate job interviews by professionally fine-tuning resumes and cover letters specifically for each application, and

    (3) prepare successfully for interviews by writing persuasive resumes and cover letters.

    REVEALS RESUME-WRITING SECRETS:

    * what to include when you lack paid professional experience

    * how to get great references even from people you don't know well

    * why to use a summary statement instead of an objective statement in most fields

    * when to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills

    * why you should NOT list most courses already taken

    * what to do if your GPA is unimpressive

    * which designs and basic templates work the best

    * how to determine the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job

    * the 5 things you MUST address in a cover letter

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    * an in-depth index so you can find exactly what you need

    * before-and-after samples of rewritten resumes and cover letters

    * a helpful flow chart for writing resumes and cover letters

    * "Dr. Q's Tips" based on actual student and alumni experiences

    * "Expert Advice" quotations from dozens of publications not online

    * a categorized list of "action verbs" that appeal to potential employers

    * sample resumes with accompanying cover letters

    THE AUTHORS

    Quentin Schultze, Ph.D. (AKA "Dr. Q"), is a well-published and prize-winning author, a popular speaker, and an award-winning college teacher with over 30 years experience mentoring students and graduates. Bethany Kim is a writer, teacher, and consultant on teaching English to adult learners.

    ENDORSEMENTS

    "This superb book explains how students and graduates can demonstrate that they're equipped for a job when they don't have any formal job experience to reference. Wish I had it 20 years ago." -- Gary Van Prooyen, Global Brand Director, Motorola, Inc.

    "Practical and inspiring. If more of the resumes that come across my desk used this advice, hiring would be a lot easier. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book." -- Kevin Jeffer, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, re:creative

    "I used to teach resume writing without a textbook because none of them really covered all the essentials. That's over. This book has all the nuts and bolts college-aged job hunters need." -- Professor Kathy Bruner, Taylor University

    "I am making this book required reading for all my students." -- Professor Kevin T. Jones, Director of Internships, George Fox University

    "Great for today's fiercely competitive job market!" -- Scott Stegenga, Partner Manager, Yahoo! Search Marketing

    "Brilliant! Should be required reading for every career-bound college graduate." -- Professor Peter A. Kerr, Asbury University

    "Finally, a book I can recommend on writing resumes and cover letters!" -- Professor John Pauley, Eastern University

    "WOW! I can't wait to get copies for my students." -- Professor Barbara Spies, Cardinal Stritch University

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    Product : "Extraordinary.... A hundred books in one.... This book is a home run." -- From the FOREWORD by Richard N. Bolles, author of the best-selling "What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers"

    The ultimate guide for college students and grads seeking interviews in a tough economy. It explains how to:

    (1) transform even modest educational achievements and non-paying life experiences -- from hobbies and travel to family circumstances and extracurricular activities -- into persuasive statements about abilities,

    (2) generate job interviews by professionally fine-tuning resumes and cover letters specifically for each application, and

    (3) prepare successfully for interviews by writing persuasive resumes and cover letters.

    REVEALS RESUME-WRITING SECRETS:

    * what to include when you lack paid professional experience

    * how to get great references even from people you don't know well

    * why to use a summary statement instead of an objective statement in most fields

    * when to include hobbies, travel, and technology skills

    * why you should NOT list most courses already taken

    * what to do if your GPA is unimpressive

    * which designs and basic templates work the best

    * how to determine the perfect verbs and adjectives for a specific job

    * the 5 things you MUST address in a cover letter

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    * an in-depth index so you can find exactly what you need

    * before-and-after samples of rewritten resumes and cover letters

    * a helpful flow chart for writing resumes and cover letters

    * "Dr. Q's Tips" based on actual student and alumni experiences

    * "Expert Advice" quotations from dozens of publications not online

    * a categorized list of "action verbs" that appeal to potential employers

    * sample resumes with accompanying cover letters

    THE AUTHORS

    Quentin Schultze, Ph.D. (AKA "Dr. Q"), is a well-published and prize-winning author, a popular speaker, and an award-winning college teacher with over 30 years experience mentoring students and graduates. Bethany Kim is a writer, teacher, and consultant on teaching English to adult learners.

    ENDORSEMENTS

    "This superb book explains how students and graduates can demonstrate that they're equipped for a job when they don't have any formal job experience to reference. Wish I had it 20 years ago." -- Gary Van Prooyen, Global Brand Director, Motorola, Inc.

    "Practical and inspiring. If more of the resumes that come across my desk used this advice, hiring would be a lot easier. The appendices alone are worth the price of the book." -- Kevin Jeffer, Partner, Chief Creative Officer, re:creative

    "I used to teach resume writing without a textbook because none of them really covered all the essentials. That's over. This book has all the nuts and bolts college-aged job hunters need." -- Professor Kathy Bruner, Taylor University

    "I am making this book required reading for all my students." -- Professor Kevin T. Jones, Director of Internships, George Fox University

    "Great for today's fiercely competitive job market!" -- Scott Stegenga, Partner Manager, Yahoo! Search Marketing

    "Brilliant! Should be required reading for every career-bound college graduate." -- Professor Peter A. Kerr, Asbury University

    "Finally, a book I can recommend on writing resumes and cover letters!" -- Professor John Pauley, Eastern University

    "WOW! I can't wait to get copies for my students." -- Professor Barbara Spies, Cardinal Stritch University

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