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- Print Length: 210 pages
- Publisher: The Essay Expert LLC; 1 edition (5 Sept. 2013)
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F05WFX0
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How to Write a WINNING Resume... 50 Tips to Reach Your Job Search Target Kindle Edition
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The ebook is full of great advice and tips. I think it has great content for college undergraduates that want to get a head start on others. Some fortunate people don't need resumes, as they have built a reputation that gets them in the door with a handshake or two.
I was looking for phildub.com in the ebook. That to me is a great way to set yourself apart from other winning resumes.
Well done Brenda! Thanks for providing your talent and experience in a smart fully content loaded ebook. The ebook looks great, flows well on the Amazon Cloud Reader and small hand-held Android devices (Kindle for Android).
I have read my share of resume how-to articles and books. I have also written and edited resumes for other people. And, having been in positions where I was assessing resumes and hiring people, I know what makes a good resume. But when it comes time to craft my own winning resume, I am paralyzed.
Brenda's book provides the serious kick a jobseeker needs to get motivated and keep moving. The book includes lots of resources-- so many, in fact, that I stopped reading on my Kindle and moved to my PC reader so that I could get a better look at all the material provided. Some of her 50 tips are specific to individual job concerns, but most apply to just about everyone. She also prods you to get your job-seeking house in order by tuning up your LinkedIn profile, adding videos and PowerPoint decks to your online arsenal, creating a website with your name as URL, and more. Yes, looking for a job may be more work than doing the job.
The book is not perfect. I have two main quibbles about issues that I hope will be addressed in future iterations:
* Way too much space devoted to the mechanics of Word. Comes to about 15% of the material, and should have been condensed to a page or put in its own appendix. I promise not to use the spacebar to format my resume.
* Way too much self-promotion. It felt like every page had at least one "for more help, use my services" link. A little goes a long way, and this particular strategy felt self-defeating.
But I felt that the drawbacks were more than outweighed by all the good stuff in the book. The material in the appendixes alone is worth the cost of admission. Plus there are lots of examples of resumes and cover letters on her website, free. Considering how much it costs to get individual help, obtaining Brenda's expertise for something like $7 feels like the biggest bargain on the market.
The end result is that I actually got the first job for which I applied, one that many people may have considered a bit of of reach for an individual returning to a career path from which he deviated nearly a decade ago. But I'm convinced that Bernstein's guide helped me to better understand how to sell myself and what made me unique as an applicant. A resume is all about getting the foot in the door, getting to the interview. This book will help you use your resume to do just that - to stand out from other applicants and get that chance to sell your best self to a potential employer. It's a total steal for the price.
I had been procrastinating on my resume for the longest time and just couldn't get going. So I decided I would read this ebook and it gave me the information and inspiration I needed. I was able to finish reading the book and fix up my resume in a single day. Thank goodness because I had to send an updated resume to a recruiter the next day.
All my friends who looked at my finished resume liked it. I'm glad they didn't see the "before" version which used multiple columns, old-school serif font, and looked like an academic CV. (All things Brenda said not to do in her book!)
Even though the ebook is listed as 163 pages, it's a pretty quick read and Brenda's entertaining prose makes it fun, too. Before reading the ebook, I had no experience in resume writing and had not read any resume writing books. So "How to Write a WINNING Resume" was a good book for a clueless person like me.
Anyway, the book has some fabulous ideas and should be followed. I'm still working on my resume. It's not as easy as it seems. Even with help!