Waldwick September 16, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 9 A persuasive and compelling resume is an essential tool for selling your services, talents, and skills to a prospective employer. As an outreach to individuals seeking employment in these difficult economic times, former executive recruiter, technical writer, and engineer Merrill Rutman offers private 30-minute resume-coaching sessions at the Waldwick Public Library on Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings by appointment. To get the most value from the coaching session, job seekers should bring with them either: a current resume, an outdated resume, or a list of previous positions and responsibilities. Instruction will cover the Author Brenda Greene Rutman provides free resume coaching at library to present resume workshop essential components of an effective resume and the information you will need to prepare or improve a resume on your own. Rutman first began helping others prepare resumes during the economic recession of the early 1990s, when he founded and ran a successful job search cooperative for engineers. In a competitive job market, how do you get your resume to stand out from hundreds of others? Brenda Greene, author of “Get the Interview Every Time: Proven Resume and Cover Letter Strategies from Fortune 500 Hiring Professionals,” will present “How to Target Your Resume for Specific Jobs” at the Waldwick Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. In her presentation, Greene will break down the monumental task of landing an interview into a series of manageable steps that are easy to understand and inspiring to follow. In addition to “Get the Interview Every Time,” Greene is the author of “You’ve Got the Interview: Now What?” and co-author of “The Business Style Handbook: An A to Z Guide for Writing on the Job with Tips from Communications Experts at the Fortune 500.” The author’s most recent publication, “America’s Girl,” is a biography of Gertrude Ederle, the first Since then, he has coached dozens of job candidates in honing their resumes to more effectively secure interviews. Resume coaching sessions are free and open to the public; however, space is limited and registration is required. For more information call the library at (201) 652-5104. Brenda Greene woman to swim the English Channel. The resume workshop is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and pre-registration is required. The library is located at 19 East Prospect Street in Waldwick. For more information, call (201) 652-5104.