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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The iMBA's Guide to Digital Business Research

Resume Writing

General Resume Books

Gallery of best résumés : a collection of quality résumés by professional résumé writers /David F. Noble.
Location:  Multiple holdings

101 best .com resumes and cover letters / Jay A. Block, Michael Betrus.
Location: Business & Economics
Call Number: 808.06665 B62o

The damn good resume guide : a crash course in resume writing / Yana Parker.
Location: Multiple holdings

The quick résumé & cover letter book : write and use an effective résumé in only one day / Michael Farr.
Location: Multiple holdings

The resume handbook / Arthur D. Rosenberg.
Location: Undergrad Career Cluster [non-circulating]
Call Number: 650.14 R723r2007

Business Resume Books

Wow! Resumes for sales & marketing careers : how to put together a winning resume /Chuck Cochran and Donna Peerce.
Location: Oak Street Facility [request only]
Call Number: 808.06665 C643w

Resumes for banking and financial careers /the editors of VGM Career Horizons.
Location: Oak Street Facility [request only]
Call Number: 808.066651 R313

Professional Resume Books

Expert résumés for managers and executives / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark.
Location: Residence Halls Ikenberry Commons Jobs/Career
Call Number: 650.14 En27e 2007

Power resumes  / Ron Tepper.
Location: Business & Economics
Call Number: 650.14 T268p, 1998

Best resumes for $75,000+ executive jobs / William E. Montag.
Location: Multiple

Resumes for business management careers / the editors of VGM Career Books.
Oak Street Facility [request only]
Call Number: 808.06665 R31332000

Cover Letter Writing

Cover Letter Books

The quick resume & cover letter book / Michael Farr.
Location: Multiple holdings

Cover letter magic : trade secrets of professional resume writers / Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark
Location: Multiple holdings

Dynamite cover letters and other great job search letters / Ronald L. Krannich, Caryl Rae Krannich.
Location: Business & Economics Reserves
Call Number: 650.14 K863DY1997

Winning cover letters : how to demonstrate you're the right candidate for the job / Robin Ryan.
Location: Business & Economics Reserves
Call Number: 650.14 R958wi


Case in point: complete case interview preparation  / by Cosentino, Marc
The Wall Street Journal calls Case in Point the MBA Bible. Cosentino takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you the acclaimed Ivy Case System which will give you the confidence to answer even the most sophisticated cases. 
Location: Main Stacks Reference [non-circulating], Undergrad

Case in point : graph analysis for consulting and case interviews / Marc P. Consentino, Mukund
This book was designed to help you understand the role of graphs in consulting (both during an interview and on the job). 
Location: Main Stacks

First Research
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Each entry contains an Industry Overview, including discussions on the competitive landscape; products, operations, and technology; sales and marketing; finance and regulation; regional and international issues; and human resources. Recent developments, business challenges, trends and opportunities are also covered. 

Special feature: "Call prep questions" can be found on the left side navigation, which offer suggestions for anyone who might contact a practitioner in the industry.


General Writing Books

General Writing Books

Elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White ; illustrated by Maira Kalman.
Location: Multiple holdings

The little red writing book : 20 powerful principles of structure, style, & readability / Brandon Royal.
Location: Undergrad
Call Number: 808.042 R812l

Business Writing

Business Writing Books

Rules of thumb for business writers / Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Elaine Hughes, Jay Silverman
Location: Multiple

The office professional’s guide / [senior editor, Erin McKean]
Location: Business & Economics Reference [non-circulating]
Call Number: 651 Of24

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