Executive Resume Book
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 This book is so out of date, it’s ridiculous.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.
COVID-19 is also going also disrupt the workforce worse than the 2007-2008 recession/depression. Already we see new work styles and technology skills changing the way people work. We are at the beginning of a major economic disruption that will change the way people job hunt. This book doesn’t help anyone.
If your public library hasn’t upgraded job search materials and resources, this is the time. It should be a collection priority as more people get laid off. This book is still in circulation at a public library, and it will help no one in the world find a job in 2020 or 2021.
Weed that job search section with gusto.