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The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book, 5th Edition by Michael Farr

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Preface

Amazon.com lists 1,500 books about writing resumes, a number that has more than doubled in the last several years. So you might ask why yet another is needed. The answer is that most resume books misrepresent themselves. They typically argue that the way to get a good job is to do the following:

1. Create an outstanding resume.

2. Put it in front of lots of people who have job openings.

But, if you take that advice (which seems reasonable enough), you will probably be making a big mistake.

The reason is that the logic is flawed. Those authors assume that you should conduct your job search in the traditional way by sending out lots of resumes ...

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