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We have compiled these helpful resources to assist in your job search. We look forward to filling this page with valuable references for your job search. Come back often to view our ever-expanding list of helpful books, articles and cyberspace resources.
Career-Related Books

Negotiating Your Salary: How to Make $1000 a Minute

You've made it to the final cut in your job hunt. How do you negotiate a win-win compensation package? Jack Chapman gives you the guidance you need to get the most at your next job, while assuring your boss a great ROI. Our older son read this book, applied its principles and increased his starting salary by $10,000 a year. Try it; you'll like it.


Resume Magic

If you have decided to attempt writing or updating your own resume, pick up a copy of Susan Whitcomb's bible of resume writing. It is a reference, not a novel, so don't let the size (600 pages overall) daunt you. Find the sections that apply to you and study them. Susan's book is comprehensive and very helpful.


Cover Letter Magic

How can your marketing documents "make the grade" in a pile of resumes? Why does a hiring manager choose one applicant's resume over another? Your first impression is vital, and the cover letter is often your best chance to make that essential impression. This book will help you to develop cover letters that grab the reader's attention and direct the decision-maker to your (well written) resume.


Expert resumes series

Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark offer advice and direction in ten books for specific jobseeker categories: Managers and Executives, Teachers and Educators, Career Changers, People Returning to Work, Military-to-Civilian Transitions, Health Care Careers, Baby Boomers, Computer and Web Jobs, Engineers and Manufacturing Careers. Each book offers resume-writing gold, as well as Internet resources such as dictionaries, job-search sites, company-research tools, interviewing and salary/compensation information.

Below are examples of Expert Series books in which my resume creations have been selected for publication:

Expert Resumes for Managers and Executives
Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators
Expert Resumes for Career Changers
Expert Resumes for People Returning to Work
Expert Resumes for Military-to-Civilian Transitions
Expert Resumes for Engineers

Job Search in Cyberspace Among the most valuable sites for locating job openings is It draws from thousands of corporate and interest-based career sites and job boards. This far-reaching search engine permits job seekers to customize their searches by keywords and location. Feel free to set email job alerts, and will send you jobs of interest as they are posted. If you need deep research on a company or industry prior to sending your resume or arriving for your interview, try This website offers some information free; in-depth company reports are provided for a fee.

Are you making the most of your networking opportunities? Your visibility will increase instantly when you develop a presence on LinkedIn. Basic membership is free.


If you need guidance in making the most of your opportunities on, consider purchasing Jason Alba's short-but-information-packed book, I'm On LinkedIn--Now What??

If you prefer a more visual tutorial, see below.


LinkedIn for Job Seekers:

HappyAbout says: "LinkedIn must be a part of your daily job search diet - and this comprehensive DVD shows you how! To find a job in today's market, you've got to think differently. Recruiters are looking in different places, and gone are the days of sending a resume to hundreds of job postings and hoping for a response."

Employ Jason's tutorial to optimize your online presence and give your next boss another solid reason to pick up the phone and call.


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