Business & Economics

What Color is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes

Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter and Land Your Dream Job

Author: Richard Nelson Bolles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607746573

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 9227

A guide to writing resumes for the twenty-first century provides tips, frequently asked questions, and keywords in order to ensure an interview.
Business & Economics

Achieving Your Pinnacle: A Career Guide for Actuaries

Author: Tom Miller

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 148340353X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 8519

Tom Miller recognized the need to write this book a few years ago, after reviewing postings on popular discussion pages frequented by actuaries. He was surprised and troubled by the magnitude of misinformation posted on these websites. Clearly actuaries and actuarial students posting this information are only trying to be helpful to one another, but they frequently lack the necessary experience and expertise to offer sound advice. Tom seeks to provide readers of his career guide with valuable insights regarding the actuarial employment market, covering topics such as choice of product specialization, how to conduct effective job searches, switching successfully from insurance to consulting and inside tips on what clients are really looking for when they interview you. Armed with deep knowledge and a unique perspective on the actuarial profession, Tom expects that this book will be a resource that will help you make better career decisions and “Achieve Your Pinnacle.”
Biography & Autobiography

The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

Author: David Hare

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5342

“Extraordinary. . . . This is no butterfly-watching stroll through a life.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times David Hare has long been one of Britain’s best-known screenwriters and dramatists. He’s the author of more than thirty acclaimed plays that have appeared on Broadway, in the West End, and at the National Theatre. He wrote the screenplays for the hugely successful films The Hours, Plenty, and The Reader. Most recently, his play Skylight won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival on Broadway. Now, in his debut work of autobiography, “Britain’s leading contemporary playwright” (Sunday Times) offers a vibrant and affecting account of becoming a writer amid the enormous flux of postwar England. In his customarily dazzling prose and with great warmth and humor, he takes us from his university days at Cambridge to the swinging 1960s, when he cofounded the influential Portable Theatre in London and took a memorable road trip across America, to his breakthrough successes as a playwright amid the political ferment of the ’70s and the moment when Margaret Thatcher came to power at the end of the decade. Through it all, Hare sets the progress of his own life against the dramatic changes in postwar England, in which faith in hierarchy, religion, empire, and the public good all withered away. Filled with indelible glimpses of such figures as Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Helen Mirren, and Joseph Papp, The Blue Touch Paper is a powerful evocation of a society in transition and a writer in the making.
Education

Customizing Your Resume for Teaching Positions

Author: Edward G. Pultorak

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819189387

Category: Education

Page: 41

View: 5946

Offers those seeking teaching positions advice on creating effective resumes, and shows a variety of useful examples
Business & Economics

Writing a Great Resume

Author: Peter D. Weddle

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780764585463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 8126

Offers guidelines for writing different types of resumes and includes tips for making a resume Internet-ready.
Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 5606

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.
Political Science

Actuarial Mathematics

Author: Harry H. Panjer

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821800965

Category: Political Science

Page: 127

View: 8018

These lecture notes from the 1985 AMS Short Course examine a variety of topics from the contemporary theory of actuarial mathematics. Recent clarification in the concepts of probability and statistics has laid a much richer foundation for this theory. Other factors that have shaped the theory include the continuing advances in computer science, the flourishing mathematical theory of risk, developments in stochastic processes, and recent growth in the theory of finance. In turn, actuarial concepts have been applied to other areas such as biostatistics, demography, economic, and reliability engineering.
Education

The Cover Letter Book

Your definitive guide to writing the perfect cover letter

Author: James Innes

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 027377669X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9867

In a competitive job market, first impressions are vital. To get an interview you’re going to have to stand out and a well-executed cover letter is vital to ensure that you do not fall at the first hurdle. This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. It takes a detailed look at the fifteen most common cover letter mistakes to ensure you do not make the errors that the competition will be, and covers everysituation from email and fax to speculative letters, career-development letters and advert-response letters.
Education

The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.

Author: Paul Hichens

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292001496

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5082

Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?
Business & Economics

Career Renewal

Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals

Author: Stephen Rosen,Celia Paul

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125970600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 2962

This career guide for the science community is based on a six year programme devised by the author. Aimed specifically at scientists, engineers and other medical and legal professionals, the text seeks to help rejuvenate careers.
Business & Economics

Competency-based Resumes

How to Bring Your Resume to the Top of the Pile

Author: Robin Kessler,Linda A. Strasburg

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 156414772X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 187

View: 1977

This book 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 emphasize the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have and employers need.
Business & Economics

Best resumes for accountants and financial professionals

Author: Kim Marino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 4907

Because in today's competitive job market, you need every edge you can find...; The founder of the Just Resumes о writing service and author of several popular resume books, Kim Marino now offers practicing and prospective accountants and financial professionals a practical, highly targeted guide to writing winning resumes. Whether you're an executive making a lateral move or returning to the work force, or a college graduate just entering the accounting industry, this surefire handbook provides you with step-by-step guidance and savvy advice on how to create a professionally designed resume that puts your education, experience, and accomplishments in the best possible light and helps you reach your job objective. Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals first offers quick tips on the basics of resume writing, proper resume appearance, and the do's and don'ts of resume prepartion. You'll learn what type of resume best suits your needs and how to create each-whether chronological, functional, or combination resumes. It then gets down to specifics, with tailor-made advice and 80 detailed sample resumes and cover letters for: Accountants and financial pros who are making a lateral move or career change-such as financial planners, securities analysts, portfolio managers, brokers, account execs, and human resource directors Accountants moving up-including public, private, financial, and government accountants Accounting students and recent graduates-from first-year students with no paid experience, to college graduates looking to set forth in the real world Complete with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the corporate headquarters of the Big 6 accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies, and an alphabetical listing of key accountant associations and publications, Best Resumes for Accountants and Financial Professionals demonstrates how you can make a lasting first impression, and then reinforce it through the job selection process.
Business & Economics

Book of US Government Jobs

Author: Dennis V. Damp

Publisher: Bookhaven Press LLC

ISBN: 9780943641263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 1469

Discusses the nature of government jobs, civil service hiring procedures, types of jobs available, examinations, the application form, working abroad, and provisions for people with disabilities.
Business & Economics

Consulting on the Inside

A Practical Guide for Internal Consultants

Author: Beverly Scott,B. Kim Barnes

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562867458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 8020

A hands-on, practical guide for those individuals who live and work as internal consultants to organizations.
Philosophy

Philosophical and Theological Papers, 1958-1964

Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan,Lonergan Research Institute

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802034748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 306

View: 1694

entirety to contemporary readers." --Book Jacket.
Résumés (Employment)

Dynamite Resumes

101 Great Examples and Tips for Success!

Author: Ronald L. Krannich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Résumés (Employment)

Page: 195

View: 2808

Outlines key resume writing and distribution principles and includes winning examples.
Business & Economics

Just Resumes

200 Powerful and Proven Successful Resumes To Get That Job

Author: Kim Marino

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471165675

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6088

Resumes That Get Results! Thirty seconds. That's all it takes for your resume to be forwarded--or rejected. With such a short time to make a strong impression, you don't want to take any chances with this all-important marketing tool. The proven techniques in Just resumes will help you get your resume past the screening process and on to the interview you want! It will focus the interviewer's attention on your strengths, and give you full credit for all your achievements. Most importantly, it will help you see yourself in a more focused and positive manner. Written by Kim Marino--an outplacement specialist and founder of Just Resumes, a successful resume writing service--this concise and comprehensive guide is packed with everything you need to write an effective professional resume. Here's what you'll find: 200 resume samples from real clients who got real jobs! * Up-to-date information on resumes and the Internet--elements of electronic resumes, job postings on the Internet, and surfing job sites * Resume do's and don'ts--important facts to keep in mind * Tips on resume appearance--choosing the right typeface, paper, and length * Chronological, functional, or combination resumes--and advice on when to use what * Pointers for college students, recent graduates, people in the arts, those returning to the workforce, and professionals making a lateral change or moving up
Business & Economics

Expert Resumes for Computer and Web Jobs

Author: Wendy S. Enelow,Louise Kursmark

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593578114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9968

To get the top jobs, you must develop a powerful, performance-based resume and a compelling cover letter that communicate your qualifications in a strong and effective written presentation. This book shows you how! --
Business & Economics

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers

Author: Steven Joiner

Publisher: Hundreds of Heads Books, LLC

ISBN: 1933512253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 8872

The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers is the comprehensive resource for transitioning professionals pursuing new career options in the nonprofit sector. Get indispensable advice, relevant strategies, and nonprofit-specific resources to strengthen your job search. Written by nonprofit career experts, The Idealist Guide is easily accessible and convenient to read. If you are a ?mid-career transitioner, OCO a ?re-careerer, OCO an ?encore careerist, OCO a ?bridger, OCO or a ?sector switcherOCO this book is meant for you. Topics Include: ? Why Nonprofit? ? Myths and Facts About Nonprofits ? Nonprofit Hiring Practices ? The Challenge of Sector Switching ? Self and Career Assessment ? Networking Strategies ? Evaluating Organizational Culture ? Negotiating the Best Deal ? Starting Your Own Nonprofit ? Nonprofit Speak 101 Written by the staff of Idealist.org with guest sections by other nonprofit experts. Idealist.org is the leading organization in the field of nonprofit careers. Idealist.org runs the website where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps to turn their good intentions into action. "