The Resume Kit

By Marshall, Irene | Career Planning and Adult Development Journal, Winter 2006 | Go to article overview

The Resume Kit


Marshall, Irene, Career Planning and Adult Development Journal


The Resume Kit (5th Edition) by Richard H. Beatty 2003. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 356 pages, Softcover, $14.95

Intended Audience: A

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

The Resume- What Employers Say They Want; Fact vs. Fiction; Exploding Common Resume Myths; Through the Eyes of the Employment Manager; Preparing to Write; Resume Writing- General Comments; Chronological, Linear, and Functional Resumes; Problem Resumes; Electronic Resumes; Physical Appearance of the Resume; Cover Letter and Samples; Top 50 Executive Search Firms; Top 20 Internet Career Sites.

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

It gives very specific guidelines and examples for writing resumes. What's more, it also gives the background and research to back the author's opinions.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

1 . Beatty uses research done with HR managers and employers to determine their resume preferences. I did not know anyone had done such research. 2. He gives a clear description of the resume-reading process from the employer's or recruiter's perspective. For example, he believes that cover letters are only read after the resume is reviewed and found to be of interest. 3. Beatty gives a clear explanation of a threepoint candidate screen process. I learned this when I was a recruiter, but believe that it would be new information to most job seekers. 4. Beatty said the survey showed that 89 per cent of employers preferred to see an Objective statement. I was very surprised to read that. 5. Beatty has written descriptions of his Top 20 Internet Career sites. I learned a lot from the descriptions about the differences between the different sites.

Richard Beatty has written a well-researched and helpful book that is specifically focused on resumes. It includes step-by-step instructions for do-it-yourself writing. The book was originally published in 1983 and is now in its fifth edition. Beatty has written on various job-search subjects and has collectively sold more than one million books. Beatty's opinions on resume writing come from both real experience and formal research. He has personally read 200,000+ resumes as part of his work in executive search! He has definitely seen the good, the bad, and the ugly! He has also directed large outplacement projects for major corporations. His opinions are supported by a large resume survey of nearly 600 human resource professionals conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). …

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