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Resume Magic is a giant compendium of advice and before-and-after resume transformations explains resume creation and illustrates professional techniques with actual examples that show why the techniques work.
Posted December 29, 2011
This book is truly the Bible of resume writing. It's comprehensive and presents current best practices in writing resumes that land interviews. It will open your eyes to possibilities for resumes that you probably never imagined. Susan Britton Whitcomb is a leader in the career industry, and she left no stone unturned with this book. However, with 500+ pages (BIG pages - 9" x 12"), this is probably too much for most job seekers. Most people don't have the patience. However, this is a great choice for: - Professional resume writers (or freelance writers who sometimes write resumes), career coaches, headhunters who want to help clients with resumes, etc. - Serious job seekers who have more time than money and would like to learn how to create a professionally written resume themselves rather than paying hundreds of dollars for a top-notch professional resume writer. If you're going to attempt to write your own resume rather than hiring a professional, you still want it to be excellent, right? This book can help. Hopefully you'll have the patience for it. Otherwise, you're probably better off just hiring a well-qualified pro.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 11, 2010
This book covers all of the bases from concept through to cover letters and more. It provides structures from which you can base your thoughts, then even maps out sentence structure. There are questions for you to consider that provoke thought about your search. The samples are extremely helpful and represent job hunters in various phases of experiences. The information regarding cover letters emphasizes their importance, that they play as big a part as the resume. Also addressed are the various electronic versions of the resume that must be considered. I did wish they covered more on the thank-you letter to complete the process, but overall worth it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.