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What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2018: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
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Executive Resumes

Executive resume formats generally have:

* A more conservative appearance.

* A separate area showcasing Career Accomplishments.

* A finished length of two or more pages.

That said, Executive formats can be used by any job seeker, especially those who have career or academic accomplishments and seek a more comprehensive approach to employment history -- if that comprehensive approach is relevant and enhances their candidacy.

Conservative Appearance

Executive Resume format generally employs the Times New Roman font, which is universal on PCs, easy to read, yet elegant in appearance. Designer fonts, which include BlackAdder II, Castellar, and Broadway, are best left for graphic designers, artists, and those in nontraditional industries. The ample use of white space and underscored section headings are aesthetically pleasing and provide visual cues about where one data area ends and another begins.

Career Accomplishments

This is the hallmark of the Executive resume and what hiring managers most want to see. In this economy, when dozens or even hundreds of applicants with essentially the same backgrounds vie for each opening, the only characteristic that will separate a candidate from all the others is what they accomplished in previous positions. In an Executive resume, these achievements are showcased near the top of the first page. Whatís more, these accomplishments are generally quantified in terms of percentages, dollar figures, and time periods to specifically indicate what was done.

Finished Length

Executive resumes are usually two or more pages because of the sheer breadth of a candidateís experience. However, a modern resume should be only as long as it needs to be to contain the data relevant to the current job search. Itís unwise to expand a one-page resume to two pages to meet an arbitrary page length, just as it is to cram a two-page document onto one page, reducing white space and font size to such an extent that the finalized document is hard to read and not aesthetically pleasing.


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Resumes For Dummies

Resumes For Dummies(r), 5th Edition

by Joyce Lain Kennedy
  Get the jump on the competition with the first book that tells you how to create a resume that takes advantage of todayís technology. Say goodbye to ugly, plain text formats and welcome the return of the handsome resume - fully formatted and reader friendly. This newly revised guide shows you how to craft a "StandOut" resume thatíll get your foot in the door.
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