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Paperback The Career Coward's Guide to Resumes: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears Book

ISBN: 159357391X

ISBN13: 9781593573911

The Career Coward's Guide to Resumes: Sensible Strategies for Overcoming Job Search Fears

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Book Overview

This third book in the Career Coward's series helps readers tackle the Herculean task of assessing their strengths and creating a paper sales document about themselves. In her friendly and comforting style, career coach Katy Piortrowski walks readers through all the basic steps of writing a resume and cover letter that fairly promoted their strengths and experiences without sounding like bragging.

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Wish I had purchased this book months ago! (updated)

After 5 months of unsuccessful job hunting (6-8 hours everyday, 50-100 resumes sent a week, resulting in only 5 interviews in 5 months)...I checked out your book "The Career Coward's Guide to Resumes" from my local library... I was inspired and sucked in immediately! I immersed myself in your easily approachable process right away with a sense of accomplishment at each step. I probably took longer than necessary [I tend towards procrastination and caution] with the added step of asking friends and colleagues for feedback, [all were impressed] thus incurring late charges which were well worth it! I have since purchased your book,(now that I am finished I plan on donating it to a local battered women's charity). I recommend this book to all... everyone will benefit from this highly approachable step by step process that, before you know it, presents you with a completed resume in which you can both identify yourself and feel proud about. The best part is... it is incredibly effective...I am getting multiple quality responses immediately. Thank you for creating and sharing this invaluable tool, I cannot wait to get my paws on your other publications! Sincerely, Dawn Reilly UPDATE: A zillion thanks...It worked! I have been interviewing non-stop since sending out my NEW resume...and I just landed my dream job in less than a month! I credit Katy Piotrowski and her dynamic book for my success!

Great book to help polish your resume

This book is chock full of great ideas and examples to take a boring resume and turn it into one that will grab the attention of the reader. Every type of resume is covered in the book and will walk you through the process step by step. Great gift for yourself or a struggling friend who is looking to improve their resume and thereby improve their chances to get that interview.

Get the job you've always wanted!

Katy takes a new approach to an age-old problem in this book. I am a civil engineer, and writing a technical resume has always been on my inhibition list. She takes a pain free approach to provide a sensible procedure to the complicated process of writing a target technical resume. She laid out a straight forward method to help everyone from the novice starting from scratch to the experienced just revamping an old resume for a new position. This book has it all, and in an easy to follow format. I was able to take my generic, all-encompassing, historic resume and fine tune it to job-specific descriptions. I accredit Katy to providing me with the tools I needed to prove myself at several interviews, and ultimately land the job that I wanted. Thanks Katy!

It Works!

The methods in this book really work! The author, Katy Piotrowski's sensible, doable advice was instrumental in helping me get more responses to my resume. Seriously, I went from getting decent results to getting great results. Since using the ideas and suggestions from this book (since late June), I've received one offer and I have another interview next week plus other positive feedbacks. To me, job searching can be daunting and overwhelming at times; this book is like having a career coach cheering you on! Good luck to everyone searching out there!!!

Another Useful Tool!

As a Career Counselor, I'm always assisting my clients with resumes. Creating a "target" resume is a foreign concept to most folks. It's a common misconception to include your entire work history and every experience on your resume. Katy's book focuses on how to match your resume to a specific job. She gives strategies that have proven successful for myself and my clients on how to incorporate your most relevant skills and experience for a particular position. This technique makes it easier for an employer to know which job you're interested in and how you stand out as a candidate. I love the before and after resume samples and refer to them often. Way to go, Katy! Thank you for another useful tool!
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