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Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads Third Edition

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Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads Third Edition
ISBN: 978-1-59357-887-9

Pages: 256

Edition: Third

Copyright: 2012 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Louise M. Kursmark


College students and recent graduates have their work cut out for them in the job market. Not only are they competing for internships and jobs against more experienced candidates, most have had little to no instruction on how to write a resume. This is problematic, because a solid resume is essential for effectively marketing yourself to employers and recruiters.

With this guide, students and grads can gain an advantage over their competition. Author Louise Kursmark, one of the nation’s leading professional resume writers, lends situation-specific advice for creating resumes and explains how to use them effectively while navigating the job market. She also provides guidance on writing cover letters, identifying skills, and presenting college experience effectively. Readers can browse a collection of more than 100 professionally written resume and cover letter samples—all written for college students and new graduates.

This enhanced edition includes a chapter on using social media and other online resources in the job search, as well as updated resume samples.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Working Toward Your New Career
Chapter 1: Proving Your Value to Employers
Chapter 2: Writing Your Resume
Chapter 3: Managing Your Job Search—Online and Off
Chapter 4: Writing Effective Job Search Letters

Part 2: Sample Resumes for College Students and Graduates
Chapter 5: Resumes for Associate Degree Graduates
Chapter 6: Resumes for Internship and Co-op Applicants
Chapter 7: Resumes for Graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees
Chapter 8: Resumes for Graduates with Advanced Degrees
Chapter 9: Resumes for “Average” Students
Chapter 10: Resumes for Nontraditional Students

Author Bio

Louise M. Kursmark, co-author of the Expert Resume series, is president and founder of Best Impression Career Services, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best Impression specializes in resumes and job search strategies for sales, marketing, and executive clients worldwide. She has been writing resumes and helping people find jobs since 1982.

Kursmark is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP), Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC), and Credentialed Career Manager (CCM).

Every year across the country, Kursmark gives numerous presentations and workshops and serves on panels at conferences. In addition to speaking, Kursmark is a featured columnist in the Resume Writers’ Digest and was a columnist for Spotlight, the monthly newsletter of the Professional Association of Resume Writers. Kursmark is a frequent contributor to BusinessWeek.com, and the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly.

Kursmark is a five-time “Best Resume” award winner through the Professional Association of Resume Writers. 

For interview requests or questions about Kursmark, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.