202 Great Resumes by Jay A. Block202 Great Resumes by Jay A. Block

202 Great Resumes

byJay A. Block, Michael Betrus

Paperback | March 26, 2004

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A comprehensive collection of sample resumes for any job in any field

202 Great Resumes! gives job hunters more of everything they need to get a great job. These resumes cover more professions, more resume styles and formats, and more cutting- edge job search strategies than ever before. Fresh sample resumes for today's most sought-after professions are included, as well as special samples for recent grads and those who've been out of work for extended periods. Features include:

  • Resumes for every experience level, from college grads to corporate executives
  • Endorsed by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches
  • Proven advice on cover letters, networking, negotiating, and references
  • More keywords that hiring managers look for in a resume
Jay A. Block is an internationally certified career coach and resume strategist. He lives in West Palm Beach, Florida. Michael Betrus is a hiring manager in the telecommunications industry. Block and Betrus are also the authors of the bestselling resume guides 101 Best Resumes, 101 More Best Resumes, 101 Cover Letters, and Great A...
Title:202 Great ResumesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10.9 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:March 26, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071433163

ISBN - 13:9780071433167


Rated 3 out of 5 by from GOOD RESOURCE BUT BEWARE OF MISTAKES Good resource at an inexpensive price ($15.95 Canadian for 400 pages). There are lots of examples of resumes for many different industries. I would not suggest this book to someone who is not completely comfortable with the English language, as I found countless errors in formatting, grammar, and spelling. For example, on page 75 & 76, there is an example of a portion of a resume. On page 75 it mentions '.... Industry Trade Publication' in one of the bullets, then it repeats this detail in the next bullet, which I find to be repetitive and would think a potential employer reading the resume could remember what the magazine publication was, from having just read it in the previous bullet. It says '...Magazine 7 consecutive years...' (page 75), from what I remember from grammar school, when you list a number under ten, it should be spelled out, not written as a numerical value. Then on the next page, they contradict their grammar by writing the number three as 'three' . The bullet symbols under the Specific Accomplishments section (page 75) are small circles, yet on the next page under 'Specific Accomplishments', they use asterisks (*) as the bullet symbols. There is some bolding in some of the accomplishments which doesn't make any sense as to why it is bolded. They use past-tense verbs 'managed', 'increased', 'improved', 'worked', in the 'Specific Accomplishments' section (page 76), yet in the same section, for one of the items, they use the present-tense verb 'reduce'. I have always kept my tenses the same within a section on a resume, so I'm not sure if this has changed? I wouldn't think it would have though. Anyways, all and all, I do still think this is a good resource, in terms of content and quantity for price, for somebody who is comfortable with English, grammar, spelling, etc., but would steer others away from this book. I am kind of surprised that this book is endorsed by the Professional Association of Resume Writers when I was able to easily spot these inconsistencies and errors. Maybe they need a new publisher or need to take a refresher course in grammar and spelling.
Date published: 2005-02-15