By Maurene J. Hinds
A good resume and effective job-hunting skills can go a long way in getting a foot in the door. An invaluable handbook for those looking to improve their ability to find a job, The Ferguson Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills covers all the essential elements of the job-hunting process – from finding a career track that matches one’s needs and interests to organizing and writing a resume and cover letter to getting and conducting successful job interviews.
Includes more than 100 samples of resumes and cover letters. Additional information explores the benefits of preparing a resume early, both as a tool for career exploration and as a way to help readers prepare for the professional world.
Each of the four major sections includes several chapters covering each aspect of the topic:
- Looking for a job and career: self-assessment, the basics of job searching, looking beyond the classifieds, and getting organized
- Writing a resume: the purpose of a resume, a step-by-step guide to preparing a resume, and different types of resumes such as chronological, functional, and combined resumes
- Writing a cover letter: the function of a cover letter, common mistakes to avoid, and different types of cover letters such as broadcast letters and personal letters
- Interviewing: what to expect and what to accomplish, communication techniques, dressing right, fielding and asking questions, and following up.