Top Resume And Cover Letter Books

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Note: You can read reviews of some of these books in our Quintessential Reading: Career and Job Book Reviews section of Quintessential Careers.

Before beginning your search, you might want to check out this article, published as part of the 15th anniversary of Quintessential Careers: 15 Indispensable Career and Job-Search Books.

Resume Resources: We have everything you could possibly ever need about resume-writing in our Resume Resources.

FEATURED JOB-SEARCH RESUME BOOK:

Resume Magic: Trade Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer, by Susan Britton Whitcomb (Jist). Simply one of the best books ever written on resumes. A must-have for any job-seeker who is trying to create his/her own resume.

TOP JOB-SEARCH RESUME BOOKS

The Career Change Resume, by Kim Isaacs and Karen Hofferber (McGraw-Hill).

Resumes That Knock ’em Dead, by Martin Yate (Adams).

OTHER JOB-SEARCH RESUME BOOKS

Best Resumes for $75,000+ Executive Jobs, by William E. Montag (Wiley).

Blue Collar Resumes, by Steven A. Provenzano (Career Press).

The Damn Good Resume Guide: A Crash Course in Resume Writing, by Yana Parker (Ten Speed).

Designing Creative Resumes: A Complete Resource for the Creative Professional, by Gregg Berryman (Crisp Learning).

Gallery of Best Resumes: A Collection of Quality Resumes by Professional Resume Writers, by David F. Noble (Jist).

How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae, by Acy Jackson and Kathleen Geckeis (McGraw-Hill).

How to Write Better Resumes, by Gene Corwin, Gary Joseph Grappo, and Adele Lewis (Barrons Educational).

101 Best Resumes, by Michael Betrus and Jay A. Block (McGraw-Hill).

Real Resumes for Career Changers: Actual Resumes and Cover Letters, by Anne McKinney (PREP Publishing).

Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples, by Yana Parker (Ten Speed Press).

The Resume Makeover, by Jeffrey G. Allen (Wiley).

The Resume Makeover: 50 Common Problems With Resumes and Cover Letters — and How to Fix Them, by John Marcus (McGraw-Hill).

Resumes and Cover Letters that Have Worked, by Anne McKinney (CreateSpace).

The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes, by Warren Simons and Rose Curtis (McGraw-Hill).

Your First Resume, by Ronald W. Fry (Thomson Delmar).

Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.

For a complete list of college, career, and job books, check out the Quintessential Careers Bookstore.

Note: You can read reviews of some of these books in our Quintessential Reading: Career and Job Book Reviews section of Quintessential Careers.

Before beginning your search, you might want to check out this article, published as part of the 15th anniversary of Quintessential Careers: 15 Indispensable Career and Job-Search Books.

Cover Letter Resources: Find a great collection of tools and tips in our Cover Letter Resources for Job-Seekers.

FEATURED COVER LETTER BOOK:

Dynamic Cover Letters, by Katharine Hansen and Dr. Randall S. Hansen (Ten Speed). One of the best-selling books on cover letters on the market, filled with great advice and loads of sample letters — and now in its third edition!

TOP COVER LETTER BOOKS:

Cover Letter Magic, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark (Jist).

Knock ’em Dead Cover Letters, by Martin Yate (Bob Adams).

OTHER COVER LETTER BOOKS:

15-Minute Cover Letter: Write an Effective Cover Letter Right Now, by Michael Farr (Jist). The Perfect Cover Letter, by Richard H. Beatty (Wiley).

Perfect Phrases for Cover Letters: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Writing Cover Letters that Get Noticed, by Michael Betrus (McGraw-Hill).

Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.

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