New Resume New Career by Catherine Jewell - Book review
New Resume New Career
Get the Job You Want with the Skills and Experience You Already Have
By: Catherine Jewell
Published: March 2, 2010
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Alpha Books/Penguin
"Today career changing is normal. Because of our tumultuous job climate, many people not only want to change careers but are also required to change careers", writes career coach, and founder and owner of The Career Passion™ Coach, Catherine Jewell, in her very practical and action oriented book New Resume New Career: Get the Job You Want with the Skills and Experience You Already Have. The author describes how to create a resume that will land an interview and a job in the same industry, or even in a different industry entirely.
Catherine Jewell understands that today's job market is different from that of the past decades. Instead of a long term career, today's career path can include not only several different companies, but also a number of very different industries. As a result, there is much less concern about career or industry changes than in the past. Catherine Jewell points out that:
* Career changing is logical
* Career changing is accepted
* Career changing is more urgent
* Getting a new job often involves changing careers
Catherine Jewell (photo left) recognizes that the changing job market also demands new and different formats of resumes. The author outlines three types of career change. They include changing from one industry to another, changing to a new job function, and a combination of changing both the industry and the function. In order to make a successful transition in any of these three areas, the author recommends taking note of one's transferable skills, that are applicable in any career situation. Catherine Jewell describes, step by step, how to develop and write a resume that will market the job applicant best, and will win that all important interview. She describes in detail how to select the right resume format - chronological, functional, or blended resume - to have the best opportunity to win the interview.
For me, the power of the book is how Catherine Jewell takes a no nonsense approach to writing a winning resume regardless of the person's career goal. The author breaks each component part of the resume down into easy to understand and follow chapters. To underline her advice, Catherine Jewell includes several examples of different resume types, within each chapter. These very illustrative models of successful resumes help the job seeker develop each section of the resume with the end goal in mind. The book doesn't disappoint with its promise of building a resume that works for career, function, and industry changes. Each of these transitions is covered in a special section, including the unique challenges faced by job applicants in writing the appropriate resume. As always in the book, strong illustrative resumes are used to guide the career changer toward writing a resume that will win the desired interview. The author even provides tips for tweaking the resume in the event it fails to get results.
I highly recommend the very useful and timely book New Resume New Career: Get the Job You Want with the Skills and Experience You Already Have by Catherine Jewell, to anyone serious about creating an effective resume that will lead to real world interviews. For anyone seeking to change industries, job functions, or even both, this is the book for you.
Read the essential guide New Resume New Career: Get the Job You Want with the Skills and Experience You Already Have by Catherine Jewell, and write that knockout resume that will help you get noticed, and land an interview for a new career. Regardless of your current career status, or career goal, this book will steer you on the right path toward an exciting new career.
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