Book Review: How to Write and Design a Professional Resume to Get the Job


>How to write and design a professional résumé to get the job : insider secrets you need to 
know : with companion CD-ROM / by Dale Mayer; Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., book; 290 pages. 

It’s no secret there are many books, CD’s, programs and lectures on Resumes, job hunting, interviewing and the like, but Dale Mayer does a remarkably well job in this book. 

Mayer covers quite a few subjects. Not only Resumes, but different types of resumes, from the student to mid- or change-career resumes, as well as executive and self-employment resumes, but also interview tips, online resumes, portfolios. There literally, is something for everyone. 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=BrickONeil&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1601381344&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrMayer goes into detail on each type of resume, even providing worksheets, examples and statements from professionals in the industry. Worksheets are mostly for those who have never written a resume, such as students or those coming from a displaced home. The examples are timely and easily understood, for beginners and those who are writing a resume after an extended absence. The short statements from professionals are well-written and show a glimpse into what other Resume professional writers suggest, underscoring Mayer’s professionalism. 

The pace of the book is steady, no subject or area was either rushed or plodding. The language is easy to understand, the examples are well laid out and the tone is of a discussion, rather than a lecture or berating the reader. Mayer is to be congratulated on writing an easy to understand book that gives so many people looking for work such a difficult time. 

Even the most hardened job seeker will find tidbits to draw from. Do you have a Brand? Would you like one? What about an online video resume? Or a Weblog or webpage to highlight yourself or skills? 
This book deserves a five star rating. 

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