|About the Book|
Resumes, Interviews & Careers was written to help you get more interviews, better job offers, and ultimately land your dream job.Ive worked with many students and professionals looking to advance their careers and all facing the sameMore Resumes, Interviews & Careers was written to help you get more interviews, better job offers, and ultimately land your dream job.Ive worked with many students and professionals looking to advance their careers and all facing the same roadblocks. In this book I will share with you what Ive learned from my own experience and what Ive seen make others successful.If you are a student struggling to get an interview, or failing to get a job offer, then you will find direction and encouragement in this book.Maybe you already have a job, but feel stuck because you can’t find a different one, or worried because you don’t think your credentials apply anymore. You can also find some guidance here.I don’t have it all figured out, but I have compiled best practices from people who have been very successful in getting interviews, jobs, and awesome careers.Keep reading and I’ll share what Ive learned.WHY YOU NEED A GOOD RESUMEYou need a good resume because that is the first (and possibly only) thing a recruiter or hiring manager will see about you. If it doesnt make a good enough impression fast enough, you won’t be getting an interview invitation any time soon. Think you have strong enough experience and education to get an automatic interview request? You might want to think again. The folks that are reviewing your application don’t have a lot of time, and if it is not INSTANTLY clear that you are a cut above the rest, they probably won’t keep reading. You may have all the right credentials, but if that isnt clear right away you won’t get a second look.You need to stand out strong enough within a few seconds that the resume reviewer will keep reading.HOW DO YOU GET OFFERS?You get offers by convincing the interviewer that you are a much better fit than the 20 other people they talked with for the position. Did you go to a great school? So did a lot of other people! Work for a Fortune 500 company? You arent the only one! Get above a 3.0 GPA? Join the crowd. That’s all great stuff, and you should feel good about it. If you were able to communicate that effectively in your cover letter and resume then I’m sure it helped you get an interview. But once youve go into the interview, those things are less important. They helped you get there, but once you’re there you will have to demonstrate that you are a perfect FIT for the company, or you won’t get an offer.The things I will share in this book have helped me get quite a few offers, they have helped a lot of other people get fantastic jobs, and I am confident they will help you advance your career as well.