- File Size: 735 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Shadow Mountain (February 28, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007F5LHN2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,817 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
Résumés Are Dead and What to Do About It Kindle Edition
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Don't get me wrong, I didn't have a horrible life before. Quite the opposite. But I wasn't always satisfied with my job, or my career path. There were days when I loathed going in to work, even though on the whole I really enjoyed what I was doing. I felt like there were days when I was held back, and I didn't believe that what I had to offer was sufficient to get me employed elsewhere at a better rate, so I didn't try.
Just the first few chapters of this book were enough to get me out of my slump and to change my way of thinking. I went from not believing in my "brand" to recognizing that I have a lot to offer. I learned to show to both my current and potential employers my passion for what I do, and how I can use those skills and experience to improve their operations instead of expecting my résumé to speak for me. How can such a terse document really show an employer what you're really capable of accomplishing?
The results speak for themselves. Less than four months after reading the book I landed an on-the-side consulting job for a Fortune 500 company, which was amazing! Less than three months later I changed my day job to work at a Silicon Valley start-up. 9 months after that I landed a second, smaller side-consulting position, and 2 months ago I started my dream job working for another start-up company.
You will get out of any system only according to what you put into it. The words in this book didn't change me just by my reading them. I still had to work hard. But in changing how I looked at myself and potential jobs--and especially how I conduct myself in interviews--I have totally transformed my career and my life.
If you want an even better volume, try the same author's book, "The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret" which expands upon the principles and ideas taught in this book.
UPDATE: Though my review is dated December 2013, I initially purchased the book on March 7, 2012. To give some idea as to what changed for me, I landed my first side job, a contract position, in June of 2012. My interview process was enhanced by the things I learned in "Résumés are Dead." In September of 2012, I landed a new job with a Silicon Valley startup, again, using the same techniques, and was surprised by the vehemence my then job displayed in trying to keep me. When September 2013 rolled around, I had another job offer from a startup, and had 3 companies competing to hire me: my current job, the new offer, and the side job wanted to hire me full time. I ended up taking the job with the new startup, because it was, and as of July 2016 still is, my dream job. When I say this book changed my life, I am not exaggerating. Thanks, Richie!
My two little girls saw the gorilla. They didn't keep track of the passes though!
I appreciate Richie's enthusiasm, and his sincerity translates to me throughout the book. The video portions of the book help to reinforce the points, and make them more memorable. (**For those that did not, please consider that video within the book is a new approach that coincides with the ever changing world we now live in - immediate connection with the reader.**)
Richie's point of view gives a different way of approaching not just one's job search, but life as it pertains to acquiring income.
As someone who is constantly purchasing material in the ever changing landscape of applying for jobs, I appreciate the thoughts and ideas this book presented.
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I would suggest this to anyone looking for motivation to be the best they can be