Resume Essentials 3rd Edition review by Oldies_But...
Résumé Essentials: Do’s, Don’ts & It Depends: With Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and LinkedIn Updates
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Educational
Five Star Award

LitPick Review

Age at time of review - 15
Reviewer's Location - Sacramento, California, United States
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As a summary, this book is all you need to know about resumés. Author Neil O’Donnell writes this informative piece that explains how to create the perfect resumé all the way down to proper font, color, and design in segmented organization. He also delves into how to advertise your expertise in LinkedIn, for example, and how LinkedIn can help you reach out for employee-searching managers. Depending on the job you are looking for, either it be a nurse, journalist, or an anthropologist position, this will give your resumé the buffering that is required for catching the attention of a manager. If you are not sure what to do or not do on your resumé, there are always good options for making the better choice, depending on the job you are searching for. For example, it is suggested that you don’t add photos on your resume, but that would be different if you were an artist. As a bonus, the back of the book showcases many great samples and examples of a good eye catching resumé. 


I liked this book for its practicality. It is not exactly the perfect material for recreational reading, but I would highly recommend this for high school and college graduates who are looking to start a career. That is because the book is simple yet covers everything that has to do with resumé writing. If you are a looking for a good job and need help with where to begin, this is a useful book to read. The author organized the entire book with general tips of Do’s, Dont’s, and It Depends. You can trust the information the author includes because it is very well-written.

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