Title: Resume: Writing a Resume That Stands Out From The Crowd (Resume Writing, Resume Templates, Vocational Guidance, Summer job, Career change, How to write a CV)
Author: James Thomson
Publisher: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
Date of Publication: 23 March 2016
In yet another comprehensive guide, Thomson provides detailed guidelines about the dos and don’ts of writing a good resume. Understanding fully well the difficulties that young graduates face in finding jobs that suit their talents and match up to their educational qualifications in an ever competitive job market, this book provides an insight into the art of writing good resumes that will in turn help employers pick the right professionals and ease the recruitment procedure. So, what exactly makes a good resume?
Thomson begins statistically by explaining that for every two hundred resumes only one interview comes along. This makes the resume a crucial part of the decision making process for employers who are looking out for loopholes in order to reject aspirants that do not seem to fit with their company ethics. Hence, care should be taken in being precise rather than boasting or lying about achievements. He provides some valuable tips about the points that need to be kept in mind while writing the resume that include chronological and functional aspects. A good resume not only informs but also advertises the qualities of the applicant. It should cater to defining the person individually (through their hobbies, extra- curricular activities and volunteer work) and professionally (through job experience in their respective industry). The book offers vital tips for crafting a good resume for one’s first job and also gives important guidelines to be kept in mind while building an outstanding resume. The information provided is brief and beneficial for both who know how to write a resume and those who’re new to it. Some resume samples are provided to further highlight Thomson’s main points. Thomson also brings out the pros and cons of using a resume template along with the essentials and purpose of a cover letter in simple bullet points. Again, prime examples of sample cover letters are provided to enhance clarity of understanding.
An old resume needs to be updated from time to time as one goes on to progress professionally and their career goals can and should be further boosted by a proper social media presence. The book is short (about 72 pages) and easy to read but the information provided is indispensable especially to young graduates who are on the threshold of entering the job market or professionals who are seeking a promotion in their careers or looking to switch jobs. Most of the information presented is never really taught at schools leaving novices scampering for last minute help.
Succinct, instructive and useful.
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