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Graduate Admission Essays Write Your Way

Graduate Admissions Essays: Write Your Way into the Graduate School of Your Choice4.03 · Rating details ·  231 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

Veteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoidVeteran higher-education consultant Donald Asher demystifies the graduate school application process and offers a detailed action plan that has proved successful for some of the most competitive programs in the country. The 50 sample essays-selected from thousands of candidates-showcase the best of the best, while the Essay Hall of Shame identifies common pitfalls to avoid. Sample letters of recommendation and essays for scholarships, residencies, fellowships, and postgraduate and postdoctoral applications cover all stages of the application process.

Teaches how to craft a winning essay with 50 state-of-the-art samples to inspire, instruct, and all but guarantee a top-of-the-pile application. Updated third edition includes an entirely new chapter dedicated to online applications and how they're managed, processed, and considered. Previous editions have sold 100,000 copies.


From the Trade Paperback edition....more

Hardcover, 312 pages

Published March 1st 2004 by Ten Speed Press (first published March 1st 1991)

This book provides the largest compendium of executive resumes ever published for the general public: general and financial management from VP to CEO, plus special sections on technical, engineering, sales, marketing, medical, governmental, military, academic, media, nonprofit, scientific, legal and transitional resumes.

From what color paper to use to how one phrases a letter to a headhunter, this book contains everything you'll ever need to know about executive presentations:

  • How long is too long?
  • What kind of resume goes in a business proposal?
  • What three things does a headhunter check first?
  • When will you need a narrative biography?
  • What stylistic techniques will keep the reader focused on your skill, not your age?
  • What's different about resumes on the West Coast as compared to the East Coast?

And it's packed with detailed information on:

  • Standard Executive Resumes (how to beat 1,000-to-1 odds)
  • Headhunter Resumes (how they present candidates)
  • Curricula Vitae (for academic and medical professionals)
  • Principal and Company Profiles (for officers and entrepreneurs)
  • Salary Histories (position yourself to win in negotiations)

Plus sections on special problems: overqualified, too old, laid off or demoted, no education, job hopping, date gaps, too long with one employer, employer involved in scandal, dead industry, and so on.

If you are an executive in transition, this is one book
you can't do without.

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