Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review: What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes

Richard N Bolles' "Guide to Rethinking Resumes" is written for beginners. It's also written for more advanced readers who have specific accomplishments they can list in their resumes. So here's my problem. I'm still early on in my career, and I'm no mathematician, so I have no idea how to turn what I do into percentages and so on. At the same time, I found that, thanks to my dad's research, my resume already had a lot of what Bolles recommended. His detailed lists and instructions start at the VERY beginning and work their way to the end, with an extremely short chapter on cover letters added in the mix. So the majority of the information he had to present was irrelevant to me. But I did find a few good examples and tidbits in there, as well as lots of websites to search and utilize. So it wasn't an all-bad read. In fact, most people probable do need this book. If your resume still starts with an objective and other older techniques, you DEFINITELY need to read this book.

*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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