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Executive Careers in the Time of COVID-19

Executive Resume Book
Foxman
1988

This website started because I had some serious problems with old job hunting and resume books. Of course in 2007 and 2008, our area was hard hit.  Our own collection was picked clean. The fact that I found several copies floating around was a bit irritating.

I will give credit to some chapters on what I will call a self-assessment. However, the discussions on using offset printing, paper, and other non-electronic issues is almost quaint. This book is so out of date, it’s ridiculous. The worst part was when I was helping people back in 2007/2008, the older people that were out of work for the first time since the 1980s thought advice like this was still the way to go.

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Resumes for the Ladies

Resumes for Women
Job-winning resume guidance for every situation
Shaw
1995

Career advice is one of my hot button topics when it comes to collection development. This isn’t the worst resume book we have seen, but it is pretty awful to still have it on the shelves. 

Even for 1995, the advice is weak. The idea of customizing your resume to address the special situations, such as job transfers or re entry after staying at home with kids, is limited to re-arranging your educational credentials with your experience.

This book was still in circulation and looked pretty crunchy with browning pages. This book really needs to go now. I shudder thinking that someone would try and find a job in 2020 with this antique. This should be an easy weed.

Mary