- File Size: 1812 KB
- Print Length: 355 pages
- Publication Date: January 9, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006VPNKLY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Resume is Dead Kindle Edition
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This book combines pep talk stories for the young job seekers with a long list of practical questions/answers to interview questions. It also has a list of questions to ask during the interview. I found some of the pep talk stories interesting, and the questions/answers were quite good especially for the young job seekers. These are "extra" questions meant to figure out the personality and style of the job seeker, they are typically asked after you aced the technical questions required for the job.
I changed jobs during the last year, and read a number of books about interviewing. Even though this was not the most useful book I have read, I thought the questions sections were very good. The general style of the book is conversational and motivational, not just the nuts and the bolts that some people seek in the books of this style. If you want nuts and bolts check out "Job Hunting Ninja Master", a book that has not become very popular but I found it very helpful.
Ali Julia review
This is the best book to read to get motivated to have you stand out from the crowd with the way in which you want to get your unique message across to employers to “finally get a job” or “finally get hired.” By all means the title does not do justice for this book, resumes are not dead, but being creative and standing outside the box kind of thinking is what is needed in the new era of getting your resume out to the prospects you wish. I as entertained with this book and learned many new things I would not have if I did not read it before. The major lesson is About Matthew Epstein's Journey at googlepleasehire.me and how he landed the job of his dreams just like you and I can by reading this book. If you want to land your dream job, you have got to think outside the box. Each chapter brings:
An inspirational quote to pump you up
A personal story
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I was frustrated by the over-use of business buzzwords like "leverage" and the slow, rambling introductions, but the tips Wang provides are quite helpful. Some of the advice is a bit vague (paraphrasing: "create a unique resume!") but sometimes you just need someone to tell you to be creative in order to go and be creative. I followed all of Wang's advice and, if nothing else, feel pretty confident about getting myself out there. I definitely recommend this to anyone who is new to professional networking sites (LinkedIn) or has otherwise neglected to keep up with the modern job hunt.