Job Search Books by Susan Ireland

Susan Ireland has authored four books on resumes, cover letters, job search, and jobs for teens.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume, 5th Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resumes

by Susan Ireland
alpha books, ISBN: 1-59257-463-7
Price: $14.95 US

You're no idiot, of course. You juggle 101 things at home, meet deadlines everyday, and even find time to plan a weekend getaway. But when it comes to writing and laying out your resume, you feel like you've misplaced the blueprints to your career. Don't break your pencil in two yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume enables you to arm yourself with a winning resume so that you play a competitive and successful role in the job market. With this book, you'll discover the best way to:

  • Craft a clear, concise, and compelling resume.
  • Determine what your best attributes are and how to use them to market yourself.
  • Solve resume-related problems such as career change, age discrimination, and gaps in work history.
  • Optimize your job hunt using resume scanning and online job-search techniques.

This book can be purchased through major and independent bookstores and online book sellers such as amazon.com.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter

by Susan Ireland
alpha books, ISBN: 0028619609
Price: $14.95 US

When it comes to composing a fantastic cover letter, does your mind freeze? Do you start wondering if there's time to catch the next flight to the Bahamas, where you can escape the drudgery of this important step in your job search? Don't panic! With The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Cover Letter, you'll find quick and easy ways to:

  • Make your cover letter stand out from the competition.
  • Start your letter with an attention-grabbing lead paragraph.
  • Handle sticky cover-letter issues.
  • Initiate action — a job interview!
  • Create other powerful letters: thank-you notes, broadcast letters, and requests for information.
  • Develop a style of writing that delivers personality, professionalism, and punch

Although this book is out of print, it may still be purchased through major and independent bookstores and online book sellers such as amazon.com.


Complete Idiot's Guide to Cool Jobs for Teens


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cool Jobs for Teens

by Susan Ireland
alpha books, ISBN: 0028640322
Price: $12.95 US

With U.S. unemployment the lowest it's been in 25 years, the job market for teens has never been better. But even in good times, it can be hard for teens to find jobs that are right for them. They still must be able to interview with confidence, stick with the daily grind and figure out how much money will be paid in taxes.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cool Jobs for Teens teaches job-finding skills (resumes and cover letter writing and interviewing techniques), job-keeping skills, being an entrepreneur, spending and saving on a salary and exploring internships and volunteering. Ideal for 12-18 year-olds.

Although this book is out of print, it may still be purchased through major and independent bookstores and online book sellers such as amazon.com.


Get a Better Job: The Lazy Way


Get a Better Job The Lazy Way

by Susan Ireland
alpha books. ISBN 0-02-863399-7
Price: $12.95 US

We know you're not lazy. In fact, you're actually very busy! Your job alone makes your life hectic — what, with those countless crazy deadlines. With all you have to do at the office, you probably think you don't have time to job hunt.

Don't resign yourself to the same rung on the company ladder just yet! Get a Better Job The Lazy Way gives you the tools you need to launch a quick and successful job search:

  • Tips for creating a game plan that will get you your better job in the most efficient way possible, without a lot of work!
  • Painless techniques for planning your life goals, changing careers, and finding your next job through the Internet
  • The simplest ways to assess the job market, get the lowdown on employers, market yourself in today's job jungle, and come out a winner in job interviews

No sweat! Get a Better Job The Lazy Way will have you in the corner window office in no time!

Although this book is out of print, it may still be purchased through major and independent bookstores and online book sellers such as amazon.com.