- Paperback: 118 pages
- Publisher: Morris Consulting, LLC (February 20, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780615348803
- ISBN-13: 978-0615348803
- ASIN: 0615348807
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,062,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Polished: Adding Shine to Your Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Skills Paperback – February 20, 2010
From the Back Cover
Written by R. Scott Morris, former CEO of the Boston Options Exchange and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, Polished outlines methods for success and the pitfalls that doom many job seekers.
"In Polished, Morris creates a perfect balance between hard-hitting advice and supportive guidance which will motivate and encourage job seekers to be successful."
- Kathleen Comella Sullivan, Former Director, University of Chicago Careers in Business Program
"Polished demystifies the job search process with businesslike precision and remarkable wit."
- Harvard University Student, Class of 2013
"Scott Morris' unique perspectives on simplifying the job search process are invaluable to both the seasoned and novice job seeker."
- Boston University Student, Class of 2010
"A one-of-a-kind guide, Polished is entertaining, clear, and compellingly insightful."
- University of Chicago Student, Class of 2012
About the Author
R. Scott Morris has always been actively involved in the on-campus recruiting process. He has reviewed thousands of resumes and cover letters and conducted over 500 interviews. Scott has a passion for solving complex problems and helping others learn; Polished is an expression of both these passions. Scott lives in west suburban Chicago with his wife, Margie, and their three teenage boys.
- President, Morris Consulting, LLC
- CEO, Boston Options Exchange Group, LLC
- Managing Director, Goldman Sachs and Company
- Partner, Hull Trading Company
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Some other things I like about the book... It's concise. It provides a list of characteristics that employers look for. It has lots of examples of what to do and what not to do. For someone who's never written a resume or cover letter, it takes you from start to finish.
As importantly, it talks about what not to do: the author is some kind of recruiter, so a good portion is spent running through a list of secret things that cause them to throw out your materials. Trust me, you wouldn't think of them.
Give it a read, it worked for me!
I now know how application readers think when they assess a candidate.
The author also provides many examples of what to avoid during the job search process. He warns job seekers of habits or approaches that remove them from job consideration even before the process begins. What a great thing to know for young graduates who have yet to hire or be part of the hiring and interview process.