Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Lea McLeod, M.A., a former Fortune 15 executive, founder and CEO of Degrees of Transition and Lea McLeod.com, and award-winning blogger for Young Careerists and Job Seekers announces the publication of her newest product, The Resume Coloring Book. The Resume Coloring Book’s simple, colorful and easy-to-follow method for writing and updating a resume effectively increases the odds of receiving an interview. Written in a lighthearted style and geared to new college graduates, who typically struggle with creating resumes yet are reluctant to invest in job-search coaching, it’s also a great tool for adults in the job search.
A 2012 study by The Ladders, Keeping An Eye on Recruiter Behavior, found that having a clear or professionally organized resume format that presents relevant information where recruiters expect it, will improve the usability rating of a resume by a recruiter by 60 percent. Since recruiters spend an average of six seconds skimming resumes, knowing how to reflect experience that quickly pops off the page to employers is key. However, one of the biggest challenges for new graduates is translating their prior experience, typically limited to non-strategic jobs, into value statements that employers recognize. The Resume Coloring Book and accompanying video tutorial provide step-by-step direction to create a resume that tells an applicant’s story in an organized format, and gives them a higher chance of being selected for an interview.
The Resume Coloring Book is already helping job searchers succeed: “I was getting no interviews,” said Taylor Brady, a University of Portland graduate and non-profit programmer. “Since I changed to The Resume Coloring Book format I’ve had numerous interviews. In fact, at one interview the recruiter said the resume got me in the door.”
“Well over 90 percent of my new graduate clients using The Resume Coloring Book template go from ‘hearing nothing back’, to securing interviews,” said Lea McLeod, founder and CEO, Degrees of Transition.
According to industry trends, new graduates will be changing jobs on average every two years; learning how to write a compelling resume is a necessary career skill. The Resume Coloring Book is available in e-book format for $27 at http://www.degreesoftransition.com/resume-coloring-book/. The e-book or hard copy, plus a one-hour online tutorial that walks participants through resume completion is $47.
To learn more about Degrees of Transition, visit http://www.degreesoftransition.com. If you are with the media and would like an interview with Lea McLeod, please contact Linda Ferguson.
About Lea McLeod:
Lea McLeod, M.A, is a recognized expert on workplace matters around Job Success and Job Search for seasoned professionals and new graduates. She founded The Job Success Lab, which helps organizations retain and develop employees – affordably. It is a suite of tools to help employees discover their power, so that they can overcome obstacles, and find new confidence – and competence – in their work. Degrees of Transition targets new graduates and gives them the tools and competencies to secure their first job.
McLeod is an award-winning blogger for Young Careerist, Top 100 to Follow on Twitter for Job Seekers; has been featured in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report; and is a columnist for the Daily Muse.