Missoula, MT (PRWEB) April 21, 2009
How does a job hunter's job-hunting attitude affect his or her ability to find a job?
Many people think that a resume is nothing more than a personal history in a resume format. That kind of thinking can hurt the job hunter if they are trying to find a job, especially in a competitive market.
As the author of the updated and expanded, paperback "2009 - Sell Yourself on Paper With a Competitive Resume-Cover-Letter Combination" explains, "Recently a friend of mine was looking for a teaching job at the university level. His resume was nicely formatted, but that was perhaps the only good thing about it. It did not show a prospective employer that my friend would be the man to hire for the job. In fact, an employer would have had to work hard to even realize my friend would be the perfect teacher."
"Sell Yourself on Paper with a Competitive Resume-Cover-Letter Combination," of course covers formatting, but in a much different way than most other how-to-write-a-resume books. The approach in this book is to teach the job hunter the correct job-getting attitude and then show him or her how to use it to promote themselves.
Once the reader has learned the attitude they need to compete in the job market, this e-book goes into detail on how to promote one's skills and expertise in their resume. And then, once the reader has a resume, the book describes how to combine the resume with a selling cover letter that will hook a prospective employer into wanting an interview.
How did the author's friend make out? "My friend, the college teacher, had been looking for a job for about 7 months. He wasn't having any luck. He told me his son the lawyer helped him with the one he had. I told him how to rewrite his resume with the principals outlined in this. He got a job within 30 days."
David Curran, BS, BS, MFA, MA has degrees in science and journalism, and advanced degrees in writing and interpersonal communication. This book is based on his professional resume writing experience. According to Curran, "I put a lot of research into resume construction and experimented with my early clients. My policy was, if a resume didn't work, I would do it over. I never had to do a resume over. Although, I did get repeat customers who wanted resume upgrades."
After its success as an E-book (it reached #6 in the business category) Curran decided to expand it and republish it as a paperback for all those who prefer an actual printed book.
2009-Sell Yourself on Paper With a Competitive Resume-Cover-Letter Combination ISBN 978-1881417347.