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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
If you haven't written a resume, or updated yours for awhile, this little book offers the latest research on resumes. Some of the helpful information included in this book:

* what words or phrases are passe and you should NOT use in your resume: team-player, driven, exceeded expectations, references furnished upon request, quick learner, self-starter etc.

* what employers WANT to read in a resume

* you actually have two resumes - the one you write and the culmination of your online presence and how to clean that one up if needed

* how to find and use key words for a targeted resume

* where to send or post your resume

* what to do about scannable resumes

* in-house referrals - a new site

* niche jobs sites

* a sample of a resume Mr. Bolles likes

* perspective on cover letters

Found this slim and easy-to-read book full of invaluable information on resumes. I think it would be helpful for most job-seekers and those in the career development field. I bought a copy for my brother who asked about resumes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2014
As a young professional looking to break into the education scene, I am more than comfortable in stating that I have spent an exorbitant amount of time drafting cover letters and resumes. Regardless of how much time I feel that I have spent attempting to polish my professional potential on paper, Richard N. Bolles took something that I thought I knew quite a bit about, my professional image, and overturned my entire understanding of how best to go about presenting myself to potential employers. Bolles covers everything from trending vocab terms that we should aim to incorporate (or not in some cases) in our self presentation, to buffering out our digital presence online via social media. What Color is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Resumes is a phenomenal read for professionals in all stages of their careers, whether they are just getting into the game like myself, or a tenured veteran.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2014
Good book for either writing your resume the first time or rewriting it for the second time. good investment of my time and money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2015
This is a really good book especially for those of us who are entering the job market after a long-term at previous job. Amazing what is brought forth about profile on LinkedIn. I didn't even realize the information I was leaving out in my profile.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2014
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2015
some of the things don't seem like you're selling yourself, but rather conning the recipient.
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on April 17, 2015
This book is not as helpful as What Color is my Parachute which is one of the best. It basically has one big point about how the job search process is changing due to the internet.
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on February 21, 2015
Very applicable to today's market even though a book in this family has been around for over two decades. A quick read and a must have.
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Book arrived today in brand new condition and on time. Love this book. Very helpful for me in my business search. Thanks so much.
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on July 8, 2015
Standard information but a good review. Was not a carbon copy of the larger book.
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