Resumes

What You Need to Know: 

A variety of books, organized into categories, are available for checkout from the Career Development Resource Room. When you have chosen a book you would like to borrow, just stop by the Career Development Resource Room in 124 Scovell Hall, between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F, to check out any of the following books.

101 Best Resumes

Block, Jay & Betrus, Michael, ©1997, 0-07-032893-5.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Top resume writers share their secrets to help you land the job you want! Your resume plays a critical role in the success or failure of a job search. It is, most often, the primary method for gaining an interview­­ and the competition is fierce. 101 Best Resumes gives you the edge. The top resume writers in the country, all certified members of the Professional Association of Resume Writers, have pooled their expertise to create 101 of the very best resumes available anywhere.

Ace the IT Resume: Resumes and Cover Letters to Get You Hired

Moreira, Paula, ©2007,
978-0-07-149274-4. From BarnesandNoble.com:
Create a resume and cover letter that will get you hired in IT. This highly practical guide for creating and submitting resumes for IT jobs has been fully updated and revised for the latest trends and technologies. You will learn to create a first-rate resume showcasing your IT skills, talents, and experience and land a sought-after IT job. The book includes an updated encyclopedia of sample resumes, job descriptions, qualifications, and required certifications as well as resumes templates.

Best Resumes for College Students & New Grads

Kursmark, Louise M., ©2006, 1-59357-238-7. From Amazon.com: Helps students by describing skills and attributes that are valuable in the workplace, answering common questions, delivering expert advice that is relevant in today's hiring market, and showcasing high-quality resumes and cover letters prepared by professional resume writers—all written for college students or new graduates. It is a comprehensive resource appropriate for diverse college majors, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as for students seeking internships and co-op jobs while still in school.

Best Resumes for People Without a Four Year Degree

Enelow, Wendy, ©2004, 1-57023-204-0. From Amazon.com: In today’s job market, more and more job seekers are required to submit a resume as part of the application process. While college graduates are used to writing resumes for professional positions, more and more non-college graduates – from blue-collar workers to professionals without college degrees – are expected to present their qualifications in resume form. This book includes a rich collection of outstanding resumes produced by professional resumes writers for individuals without a four-year degree. It includes examples of over 100 resumes for a variety of career fields where college is not required.

Competency-Based Resumes

Kessler, Robin & Strasburg, Linda A., ©2005, 978-1-56414-772-1. From Amazon.com: Do you want the key to the best jobs with the best employers? It's time to play offense instead of defense. Competency-Based Resumes shows today's job candidates a new, more targeted way to write resumes to get them back on the same playing field with the best employers and improve their odds of winning the job they want. The system an employer uses when filling jobs has changed significantly in the past few years, and it is still evolving. Rather than simply looking at an applicant's past jobs, companies are instead looking at candidate's experiences in certain key areas-including measurable work habits and the personal skills, known as competencies, used to achieve objectives at work. Competency-Based Resumes offers you a new and effective way to create resumes that emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and employers need. Many sophisticated U.S. and international organizations are using competency-based systems to recruit, interview, select, and promote. Corporations such as American Express, Coca-Cola, Sears, and MetLife are all looking for specific competencies.

Expert Resumes for Baby Boomers

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2007, 1-59357-363-4. From Amazon.com: More than 100 professionally written sample resumes and strategies for people aged 40 to 65 facing career crossroads.

Expert Resumes for Career Changers

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2005, 1-59357-092-9. From Amazon.com: Millions of people have been forced (or are choosing) to change jobs or industries in order to stay employed. The seventh title in the highly successful Expert Resumes series is a collection of resumes aimed at people who are transitioning from one career to another. This book gives strategies as well as 180 pages of sample resumes for successful career changes. The authors present sound resume-writing advice, including how to create and use an electronic resume. The appendix includes Internet resources for an effective online job search.

Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2005, 1-59357-127-5. From Amazon.com: Dozens of professional resume writers share their secrets and sample resumes for landing the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs. Shows readers how to present technical skills in reader-friendly language that employers demand. Over 180 pages of sample resumes targeted to high-tech jobs—from entry-level to executive. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Expert Resumes for Engineers

Enelow, Wendy S. & Kursmark, Louise M., ©2009, 978-1-59357-571-7
From Amazon.com:
Expert Resumes for Engineers is tailored to the 1.5 million engineers in the United Sates. It features an impressive collection of more than 180 pages of professionally written resume samples for all of the most prevalent types of engineers, including civil, mechanical, industrial, electrical, electronics, computer and more.

Expert Resumes for Healthcare Careers

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2004, 9781593570002. From Amazon.com: The sixth title in this popular resume book series includes more than 100 sample resumes designed especially for health care professionals—from technicians to physicians. All resume samples are written by professional resume writers, and there are step-by-step instructions for writing winning resumes.

Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2007, 978-1-59357-366-9. From Amazon.com: More than 100 professionally written resumes for people at all levels of management, from front-line supervisors to top-level executives.

Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions

Enelow, Wendy S. & Kursmark, Louise M., ©2006, 978-1-59357-181-8. From Amazon.com: A collection of superior professionally written resumes and career strategies for service members leaving the military for a civilian job.

Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work

Enelow, Wendy & Kursmark, Louise, ©2008, 978-1-59357-362-1.

Expert Resumes For Teachers and Educators

Enelow, Wendy S. & Kursmark, Louise M., ©2005, 978-1-59357-126-9. From Amazon.com: A collection of 100 professionally written resumes and strategies for teachers and educators--from preschool to college.

Federal Resume GuideBook

Troutman, Kathryn Kraemer, ©2007, 978-1-59357-426-0.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Writing an outstanding resume is challenging enough, but for job seekers wanting to develop a federal resume, they've really got their work cut out for them. Within a few years, the government has completely changed the process for applying for federal jobs. Today, almost all federal agencies require job seekers to use online resume builders to submit their resumes. Simply having strong qualifications and printing the resume on high-quality paper isn't good enough. Job seekers must know which resume builders will help them make the greatest impact; how to develop effective, yet easy-to-read resumes online; and how to write KSAs, ECQs, essays, and short answers that will impress employers.

Gallery of Best Resumes For People Without a Four Year Degree

Noble, David F., ©2005, 1-59357-068-6. From Amazon.com: A showcase collection of more than 200 outstanding sample resumes and 30 cover letters representing the very best creations of professional resume writers. These one-of-a-kind, eye-catching resumes cover jobs from all occupational groups and at all levels and are targeted specifically to jobs that do not require a four-year college degree—jobs that require a high school diploma, post-secondary training, community college, or a two-year degree. Using the samples and Dr. Noble’s writing tips; readers can create their own interview-landing resumes and cover letters.

Heart and Soul Resumes

Cochran, Chuck & Peerce, Donna, ©1998, 0-89106-113-4.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
From using creative visualization techniques and practical, illuminating writing exercises, to setting high but realistic goals, to planning career strategies that make your resume work, the heart & soul approach in this book offers an entirely new process for anyone who wants more than just a resume or a job.

How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae

Jackson, Acy & Geckeis, Kathleen, ©2003,
978-0071390446. From BarnesandNoble.com:
How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae provides an in-depth explanation of the components of the curriculum vitae as well as step-by-step instructions for condensing your career history into a concise biographical sketch that underscores your assets. You'll learn to assess your educational and non-educational skills, inventory your accomplishments, and present the information in a format that follows the latest document guidelines.

Knock em' Dead Resumes 2008

Yate, Martin, ©2007, 978-1-59869-745.
From Amazon.com:
For more than a decade, this book has shown job seekers how to make their resumes appealing and eye-catching to employers in a competitive job market. With this invaluable resource, readers will discover what prospective employers are looking for. This edition includes new material: an update of the text; new examples of resumes; and a new Before and After section, showing unfocused resumes and detailing the steps to make them effective and focused. With its hundreds of sample resumes, this is the book every jobseeker should have on the shelf!

No-Nonsense Resumes: The Essential Guide to Creating Attention-Grabbing Resumes That Get Interviews & Job Offers

Enelow, Wendy S. & Boldt, Arnold G., ©2006, 978-156414-905-3
From Amazon.com:
For the first time ever, here's a resume book that clears away the clutter and gets down to the "brass tacks" of what it takes to write and design a resume that will get you interviews and job offers. Authors and professional resume writers Wendy Enelow and Arnold Boldt share their insights, knowledge and more than 35 years of combined experience to help you prepare a resume that will get you noticed, not passed over. No-Nonsense Resumes begins with a thorough but easy-to-understand explanation of the key elements that are vital to creating an "attention-grabbing" resume, including how to: strategically "position" your resume, showcase your skills and achievements, format and design a professional-looking resume, select and integrate key words, prepare and distribute your electronic resume. Subsequent chapters offer specific tips on creating winning resumes for job opportunities in virtually every profession: Administration & Clerical; Accounting, Banking & Finance; Government; Health Care & Social Services; Hospitality Management & Food Service; Human Resources & Training; Law Enforcement & Legal; Manufacturing & Operations; Sales, Marketing & Customer Service; Skilled Trades; and Technology, Science & Engineering. Included in each chapter are sample resumes contributed by leading resume writers and career consultants worldwide.

Real Resumes for Computer Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2001, 1-885288-08-5.
From Amazon.com:
There are hot new jobs in the exploding computer field, but how do you get to them? This book shows how to "talk the talk" of the computer industry. You will learn how to create a resume that will blow doors open for you in this exciting field. Learn how to communicate effectively in the lingo of the industry so that you will have an edge in the job market! Experienced computer industry professionals and wanna-be computer professionals will benefit from this book.

Real Resumes for Financial Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2001, 978-1-885288-15-8.
From Amazon.com:
A book designed to be the best friend of those who want to enter, advance in, or change jobs in one of the hottest industries in the 21st century--finance. There are resumes designed to help the career-minded find their first job in the financial field, and there are also resumes designed to help experienced financial professionals gain an edge over their competent and experienced colleagues. This book is an indispensable tool for those who want to move up in finance.

Real Resumes for Human Resources & Personnel Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2002,
978-1-885288-29-5. From Amazon.com:
This book will be valuable to anyone who seeks employment OR advancement in the human resources or personnel field. Nearly all resumes shown have companion cover letters. Resumes contain jobs such as Administrative Services Manager, Assistant Personnel Administrator, Chief of Personnel Management, Director of Human Resources, Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Director, Personnel Counselor, Drug Testing Administrator, Staffing Specialist, Temporary Placement Supervisor, and many other jobs.

Real Resumes for Media, Newspaper, Broadcasting, & Public Affairs Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2002, 1-885288-30-1. From Amazon.com: Those who want jobs in the media, newspaper, and broadcasting fields will find valuable insights in this book. In the resumes in this book you will see jobs such as Radio Account Executive, TV Account Executive, Art Director, Book Editor, Book Publisher, Broadcasting Intern, Commercial Photographer, Disc Jockey, Freelance Journalist, Graphic Designer, Morning Talk Show Host, Newspaper Journalist, Classified Advertising Manager, News Photographer, Public Affairs Specialist, Radio & TV Producer, Television Producer, Production Assistant, and many other jobs. Nearly all resumes have companion cover letters.

Real Resumes for Medical Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2001, 1-885288-14-x.
From Amazon.com:
A key to advancing professionally is to choose the right industry in which to work, and if your interests are in any way medically related, this book is for you! Make sure your resume "talks the lingo" of the medical field. Get the book that can show you how to best express and phrase the concepts you want to get across. Newcomers to the field will find helpful resume samples, as will experienced directors of nursing, pharmaceutical sales representatives, doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, and many, many others!

Real Resumes for Nursing Jobs

McKinney, Anne, ©2003, 978-1-885288-32-5.
From Amazon.com:
Even within the nursing field, there are a variety of positions, and this book shows samples of resumes and cover letters that worked for real people. This title will be a valuable resource to nursing professionals who seek clinical nursing or administrative positions. Newly minted nurses and newcomers to the field will learn how to show off their clinical rotations to best advantage. Nurses often change fields, too, and the book includes resumes of nurses who have successfully transitioned into pharmaceutical sales and other areas. A "bonus" of this book is that it includes samples of paperwork involved in obtaining federal government jobs: there are specialized resumes as well as the "resumix" and KSAs often required for federal positions. This book will show nursing professionals how to maximize their career potential, get federal nursing positions, and change fields if they want to!

Resumes for Former Military Personnel

McGraw-Hill, ©2006, 0-07-145881-6.
From BarnesandNoble.com:
Create an impressive resume that will pave your way to the right job! Inside Resumes for Former Military Personnel you will find nearly 100 sample resumes in a variety of eye-catching formats and 20 cover letters.

Resumes From Hell

Reed, Jon & Myers, Rachel, ©2004, 0-9725988-1-2.

Resumes That Knock 'Em Dead

Yate, Martin, ©1993, 978-1-59337-748-9.
From Amazon.com:
In Resumes That Knock 'em Dead, 7th Edition, Martin Yate-America's most respected job search and resume expert-shows you how to create a compelling resume that will land you all the interviews you want. Learn how to create a resume that works well online and on paper. Produce a resume that will set the tone for meetings, open new doors for you, and speak for you after the interview is over.

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer

© Whitcomb, Susan, ©2010, 978-1-59357-733-9
From Amazon.com:
Resume Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work.

Same Day Resume

Farr, Michael, ©2007, 1-59357-383-9.
From Amazon.com:
Same Day Resume offers a quick, easy way to put together an effective resume so the job seeker can get on with their job search. This compact guide gives the reader the essential tools to apply for jobs on the fly. This resource provides the step-by-step instructions needed to write a great resume now! It includes dozens of new sample resumes from professional writers and even offers advice on cover letters, online resumes, and more.

The Blue Collar Resume and Job Hunting Guide

Krannich, Ron & Caryl, ©2007,
978-1-57023-258-9. From Amazon.com:
This book showcases the best resumes written by professional resume writers for a large range of blue collar workers in a variety of occupations. It also reveals numerous insider tips on conducting an effective job search, including navigating the hidden job market, assessing skills, setting goals, networking, conducting research, using the Internet, completing applications, writing letters, interviewing, negotiating compensation, getting started on the job, and more.

The Career Change Resume

Isaacs, Kim & Hofferber, Karen, ©2003, 978-007141186-8.
From Amazon.com:
Written by the official resume advisers to Monster.com, this is the ultimate guide to creating life-changing resumes. The Career-Change Resume helps aspiring career-changers reinvent themselves by showing them how to transform their resumes. The book includes step-by-step instructions demonstrating how to craft resumes that open doors to new careers; more than 150 sample resumes and cover letters; valuable, innovative career-change tools and strategies; and solutions to common problems plaguing career-changers.

The Career Cowards Guide To Resumes

Piotrowski, Katy, ©2008, 978-1-59357-391-1.
From Amazon.com:
This third book in the Career Coward's series helps readers tackle the Herculean task of assessing their strengths and creating a paper "sales document" about themselves. In her friendly and comforting style, career coach Katy Piortrowski walks readers through all the basic steps of writing a resume and cover letter that fairly promotes their strengths and experiences without sounding like "bragging".

The Damn Good Resume Guide

Parker, Yana, ©2002, 978-1-58008-444-4.
From Amazon.com:
Yana Parker has helped hundreds of thousands of job seekers write and refine their resumes to damn near perfection. Her resume guides have been praised for their user-friendly style and savvy advice and, rightly so, have become staples in libraries, career centers, and employment offices nationwide. Now, in this fully revised and updated edition of the best-seller, you can quickly garner resume-writing wisdom by following 10 easy steps to a damn good resume. Also included are completely new sections on formatting resumes and submitting resumes over the Internet. Here is a resume guide you can count on to help you get that resume done fast and get it done right.

The Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples

Parker, Yana, ©1996, 978-0-89815-891-5. From Amazon.com: With over 180,000 copies in print, this is the resume resource for job seekers by Yana Parker, widely known and loved author of the best selling DAMN GOOD RESUME GUIDE (over 500,000 copies in print). Sample resumes-ready to be adapted and/or used for inspiration-cover all levels of experience and an extraordinarily wide range of careers, from the specific (biofeedback specialist, gas chromatography) to the general (fast-food cashier, masseur). Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced, this is an easily used, dependable resource for anyone who needs to get that resume to the top of the pile and get the job of their dreams.

The Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples

Parker, Yana, ©1988, 0-89815-219-4.
From Amazon.com:
With over 180,000 copies in print, this is the resume resource for job seekers by Yana Parker, widely known and loved author of the best selling DAMN GOOD RESUME GUIDE (over 500,000 copies in print). Sample resumes-ready to be adapted and/or used for inspiration-cover all levels of experience and an extraordinarily wide range of careers, from the specific (biofeedback specialist, gas chromatography) to the general (fast-food cashier, masseur). Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced, this is an easily used, dependable resource for anyone who needs to get that resume to the top of the pile and get the job of their dreams.