Communications is a wide-ranging field covering everything from public relations to broadcast journalism to technical writing. Despite the diversity of options, competition for these highly coveted positions is fierce. Give yourself an edge by consulting Resumes for Communications Careers, packed with expert advice on crafting a concise, stylish resume that will draw notice. Whether you are just starting out or at mid-career, radio programmer or magazine publisher, this go-to guide has a sample resume to suit every need and includes:
- Nearly 100 sample resumes
- Numerous sample cover letters
- Worksheets that help you gather information and draft your resume
- Descriptions of common elements in the most popular resume formats
- Tips for crafting your resume using active vocabulary
- Advice on layout and submitting resumes electronically
In today's job market, an effective, eye-catching resume is essential for success. With the help of Resumes for Communications Careers, you'll make a strong first impression and take a confident step toward landing the job of your dreams.
Your resume is a piece of paper (or an electronic document) that serves to introduce you to the people who will eventually hire you. To write a thoughtful resume, you must thoroughly assess your personality, your accomplishments, and the skills you have acquired. The act of composing and submitting a resume also requires you to carefully consider the company or individual that might hire you. What are they looking for, and how can you meet their needs? This book shows you how to organize your personal information and experience into a concise and wellwritten resume, so that your qualifications and potential as an employee will be understood easily and quickly by a complete stranger.
Writing the resume is just one step in what can be a daunting jobsearch process, but it is an important element in the chain of events that will lead you to your new position. While you are probably a talented, bright, and charming person, your resume may not reflect these qualities. A poorly written resume can get you nowhere; a well-written resume can land you an interview and potentially a job. A good resume can even lead the interviewer to ask you questions that will allow you to talk about your strengths and highlight the skills you can bring to a prospective employer. Even a person with very little experience can find a good job if he or she is assisted by a thoughtful and polished resume.