Competency-Based Resumes

How to Bring Your Resume to the Top of the Pile

Author:Robin Kessler and Linda A. Strasburg
ISBN-13: 978-1-56414-772-1
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches
Format: Paper
Price: $16.99

“Competency-Based Resumes is a first-of-its-kind book telling you how to
present yourself to prospective employers using the language they already
speak inside the company. It's this kind of advantage you need to land the
right job at the right company.”
—Christopher Giangrasso, Human Resources Vice President, Campbell Soup

“Competency-Based Resumes is a marvelous and thorough guide on how to
repackage yourself in today's talent terms. I am sure it will help many job
seekers at their most nervous and confused moments.”
—Richard E. Boyatzis, Professor, Case Western Reserve University, author
of The Competent Manager, and co-author of Primal Leadership

“Energizer has worked with competencies for more than five years. This
book's focus on what competencies the employer is looking for is a very
powerful way to approach one's next job.”
—Ward Klein, President and Chief Operating Officer, Energizer

“In 25 years of heading career development programs for college and MBA
students, I haven’t found a more complete resource for job hunters to absorb
and apply.”
—Thomas Bachhuber, Ed.D., Director, Career Development Center,
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Competency-Based Resumes offers you a new and effective way to create
resumes that emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and abilities that you have
and employers need. Many sophisticated U.S. and international
organizations are using competency-based systems to recruit, interview,
select, and promote. Corporations such as American Express, IBM, Sears,
and MetLife are all looking for specific competencies. Competency-Based
Resumes will move your resume to the top of the pile, giving you the edge you
need in any job market, no matter how competitive.

Robin Kessler is currently president of The Interview Coach, a human
resources and career consulting firm based in Houston. She has more than
20 years experience improving resumes, interviews, presentations, and
organization communication as a human resources professional, consultant,
and career coach.

Linda A. Strasburg is a business owner and consultant based in Salt Lake
City who specializes in training and career coaching through her company,

Visit her blog at 

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