The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028644409
Release Date: 2002-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Includes tips on writing an effective resume, creating an accurate yet impressive job statement, networking, using software programs and other resume technologies, and making the most of your experience.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Perfect Resume 5th Edition

Author: Susan Ireland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101195509
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Resumé: revamped for the times, technology, and the recession... The recession has made finding a job harder than ever. Everything now takes place online, and a resumé's preparation is different than even a few years ago. This new edition has changed with the times, focusing on what's most important in an electronic resumé full of successful resumé samples and cover letters, the books also focuses on the key words and phrases that will bring readers' resumés to the top of the HR pile. - More than 100 samples of real-life resumés and cover letters, many of them new - Founded in real-life experience without the rigid resumé-writing rules of other guides - Ideal for all job seekers, from new grads to the laid off worker, new mothers to senior citizens

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter

Author: Susan Ireland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028619609
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides advice on creating effective cover letters and includes sample cover letters for such situations as following up a job interview, thanking someone for a job offer, and requesting information

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Perfect Job Interview 3rd Edition

Author: Marc Dorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440661396
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

How to ace an interview in today's competitive job market. Career human resources expert Marc Dorio knows how the system works and how it has changed with the advent of Internet interviews, video conferences, and electronic resumés. In this new edition, he teaches job seekers how to respond to obscure, difficult questions; research salary ranges and negotiate; pull together a resumé; package; present their skill set and experience to best effect; follow up after the usual 'thank you' note; and dozens of other inside tips. - From a human resources expert - Strong sales record for past editions - Most current information available - Specific details about each step in the process - Also available as an e-book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting And Running A Coffeebar

Author: Linda Formichelli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440650710
Release Date: 2005-10-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Brew up your own business. This is a step-by-step guide to realizing what for many people is a cherished dream: opening a successful coffee bar. The Complete idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Coffee Bar includes the dirt on what it's really like to work behind the counter and information of everything from how to build a business plan, to how to make the drinks and how to price them. - Only series book of its kind - The specialty coffee business is still growing - Small businesses create 7 out of 10 new jobs in America - Susan Gilbert has started and run five successful coffee bars

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting Government Jobs

Author: The Partnership for Public Svc
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101197752
Release Date: 2010-05-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Bail yourself out with employment opportunities. In these turbulent times when private corporations are in trouble, the employer that seems to be offering the most stable employment opportunities is the public sector. With The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Getting Government Jobs, readers will learn how to navigate the government application process to find stable employment opportunities available from county municipalities as well as state and federal agencies. ?Includes advice on drafting resumes suited to the specific requirements of the hiring agency ?How to complete the appropriate application most effectively ?Methods of marketing an applicant's skills in the government sector ?Search tools for government job websites

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Branding Yourself

Author: Ray Paprocki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101032800
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Genre: Business & Economics

A brand new look at a time-tested business practice. Using powerful techniques refined in the heat of business competition, this book guides readers in defining and building a personal brand that is distinctive, relevant, and consistent. It includes: ? An in-depth understanding of the principles of successful brand building-in any context ? Practical tools to build and manage powerful relationships ? Strategies for aligning personal brand values with an employer's brand values, and making brand-building a successful endeavor for both ? Advanced techniques to continually refine your unique personal brand

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Gnostic Gospels

Author: J. Michael Matkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440696510
Release Date: 2005-09-06
Genre: Religion

The birth of the Christian Church, and what it means for modern religion and philosophy. This engaging guide presents an accessible overview of the birth of the Christian church, using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt. With chapters discussing each of the major and minor documents found at Nag Hammadi, this volume also includes an overview of Gnosticism and the major players, revealing not only what the texts say, but also what they mean. -Renewed interest in Gnosticism and the Gnostic gospels is driven by interest in the Nag Hammadi documents, The DaVinci Code, the Matrix movies, the Kabbalah, renewed interest in the divine feminine ideal, and the fact that many who've left the Church are looking for new answers in the early church -Author is a scholar and expert who's studied with some of the top people in the field

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Canoeing And Kayaking

Author: Canoe and Kayak Magazine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440696237
Release Date: 2004-07-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Don't get caught without a paddle... Filled with nearly 100 photos and illustrations, this must-have guide-written by the foremost paddlesports experts-gives the aspiring canoe or kayak adventurer everything he or she needs to know before taking the plunge. Inside, discover how to choose between buying a canoe or a kayak, understand paddling techniques and strokes, and find out how to plan a trip and choose an outfitter or guide.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Success as a Chef

Author: Leslie Bilderback, CMB
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440626050
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Genre: Business & Economics

How to thrive in one of today's top ten "dream professions." Despite the long hours, arduous training, and grueling physical work, the allure of being a professional chef has made it one of the fastest growing career markets in America today. In this must-have guide, a master chef and baker gives practical, up-to-date advice on everything aspiring chefs (and expert chefs looking for the next career move) need to know, including how to apprentice at a 5-star restaurant, connect with renowned chefs and bakers, open their own restaurant, and much, much more. --Expert author with decades of restaurant experience --One of today's top ten "dream professions" in America --Culinary institutes have seen an explosion in their enrollment of between 50% to 100% percent annually --Covers gourmet restaurants, upscale hotels, catering, specialty food shops, gourmet takeout, bakeries, and much more

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Amateur Theatricals

Author: John Kenrick
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440650482
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: Performing Arts

The one and only book on successfully staging amateur productions. In this book, drama teachers and community directors are given everything they need to know about picking the right show; licensing, casting, and budgeting; organizing a schedule; costumes, makeup, staging, lighting, and music; tickets, fundraising, programs, cast parties, and more. Illustrated with help plans and photos from actual productions. * Perfect for nonprofit organizations' fundraising theater events and community theater groups * Complete with an extensive resource section * Illustrated with help plans and great photos from actual productions

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Business Success In Your 20s 30s

Author: Robert Sofia
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101149423
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Calling all go-getters! Even in this economy, an outstanding business career for 20- and 30- somethings is possible, and this book can help get them on the fast track to success. It includes: finding motivation; setting goals; networking; how to work with and rise through management; and overcoming specific obstacles. ? Addresses an age-specific set of obstacles and issues ? Author has experience with early business success ? Even more necessary during the recent economic downturn

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Speed Reading

Author: Abby Marks Beale
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440636516
Release Date: 2008-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

On your marks, get set, read! Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn't have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore. The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence. * Written by a reading specialist * Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors * Includes how-to strategies as well as practice timed readings * Tips for reading on paper and onscreen Show More Show Less

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store

Author: James E. Dion
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440636547
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Career Advancement

Author: Marc Dorio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440661457
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The step-by-step guide for everyone who ever said, "I really need a new career." People change jobs to advance their careers, earn more money, or escape a dead end. But often they're responding to misleading signals that aren't reliable indicators for job change. Now a human resources expert helps readers evaluate the reasons they may want to change jobs and careers - an enlightening process that can result in a brand-new career or a better appreciation of the one at hand. - Explore the job-search sources most people ignore - Career-profile comparisons and salary and compensation information - Develop short - and long-term goals - Move up, over, or out