Resume & Cover Letter Tips by Rob John Frank

Resume & Cover Letter Tips

By Rob John Frank

  • Publication Date: 2012-09-17
  • Genre: Careers
4 Score: 4 (From 186 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

This short guide contains 60 resume and cover letter tips. The tips span across the entire job search process, from the start of the job search to the customized cover letter. This book also includes general resume/CV writing advice and specific recommendations about resume wording, organization, and formatting. The tips apply to the CV as well. Excerpts:12. You should have three different versions of your resume: the fancy version (formatted for printing), the copy-and-paste text version (formatted for pasting into website text-boxes), and the complete version (including the salary histories, the phone numbers, and the exact addresses for every position on your resume because some website applications require all of this information)13. If an online application requires that you re-type your entire resume over again into their website, then you must do this if you want to be considered for the position, without skipping any pieces - otherwise, it acts as a filter to disqualify the applicants who didn’t want it bad enough26. More power verbs - advised, assessed, assisted, budgeted, contracted, created, devised, decreased, expanded, fixed, increased, inspected, learned, maintained, managed, met, named, negotiated, participated, planned, promoted, received, reduced, staffed, started, streamlined, taught, tracked, transformed, worked51. Acronyms - do not assume that the reader knows what the letters stand for, so the first time you mention an organization, write it completely out, with the acronym in parentheses, for example, “US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” - and then you can use the acronym alone54. Customization - use the exact same wording in the cover letter that is in the job post - never send a stock cover letter

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Latest User Reviews

  • Great advice

    By Pogo player 197
    This little book was extremely helpful. I haven't had to update my resume in many years and reading this booklet really helped me to find critical errors in my resume and gave me some ideas for writing a cover letter.
  • Concise guide with good tips

    By Melanie E.
    A way to put your resume writing drafts together quickly.
  • Helpful ; )

    By N4nnyGo47
    I’ve been out of the loop for a while It’s good to read and put together things about myself I forgot about ; ) Thank you
  • is free

    By 1462579
    Very little help
  • Resumes

    By iPhone calendar crap
    I found this to be quite informative. However the link provided to the writer for additional help is not functional. So, 4 stars.
  • Resume and Cover letter tips

    By Whoseyurdaddy
    I liked the tips about rich text, but haven't tried yet, I like PDF. I don't agree with ever using "to whom it may concern", I would at least say HR Department and Re: the position. Things have changed over the years and I've learned quite alot lately. But I'd be willing to bet any books authored by this writer would be worth reading.
  • Nice

    By Btuwaga
    Nice book