The Ferguson Guide to Resumes and Job Hunting Skills: A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Your Job Search

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Hinds is a freelance writer and a member of the National Resume Writer's and Career Masters Institute, with ten-plus years of experience writing resumes. Directed primarily at individuals fresh out of high school, in college, or recently graduated from college, her guide offers practical advice on finding a career path, writing resumes, writing cover letters, and interviewing. The text includes 100-plus sample documents prepared by professional resume writers and career consultants. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The job search is never easy. For young people still working out their place in the world, it can be a daunting task. Regrettably students looking for help on that journey will struggle to find it in this book. Teens accustomed to nonfiction books as vibrant and interactive as Web sites will find this book's large pages of straight text visually unappealing and difficult to wade through. Sound ideas such as networking and job shadowing are lost amidst Hinds's uninspired suggestions and lackluster writing. Hinds, a professional rTsumT writer, frequently advises job seekers to hire professionals to help with the various stages of their search. This suggestion is unrealistic for many teens and comes across as self-serving and an easy way out for the author. Students working on rTsumTs or cover letters may be interested in the multitude of samples included in the book. But because professional rTsumT writers created the samples, duplicating the effect might prove difficult for teens lacking advanced writing and computer skills. Libraries with strong career education collections may want this title strictly for the sample rTsumTs and cover letters, but there is nothing here that is not already in many collections. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P S A/YA (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult-marketed book recommended for Young Adults). 2005, Ferguson/Infobase Publishing, 248p.; Index. Appendix., PLB $45.. Ages 15 to Adult.
—Vikki Terrile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816057924
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    The Perfect Desk Reference for Resume Writers

    The Perfect Desk Reference for Resume Writers

    Maureen's book is excellent. A well-written resource with over 100 sample resumes and cover letters to use as a guide. I use it quite often in my freelance writing business Write On! Creative Writing Services.

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