Thursday, December 22, 2011

Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired By Tony Beshara

Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired

Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired
By Tony Beshara

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What does Tony Beshara do that most resume 'experts' don't? While the experts write resumes all day, Tony the veteran placement specialist featured regularly on the Dr. Phil show actually uses them to get people jobs. With "Unbeatable Resumes", Tony dissects and discusses real-life resumes for jobs in a wide range of industries from healthcare to banking, construction to technology, administration to sales and marketing, and more. The book shows readers how to build a powerful resume, utilize keywords effectively, use gaps and job changes to their advantage, and pair their resumes with concise, dynamic cover letters. He complements his expertise (he has personally placed more than 8,500 professionals) with the results of a survey of more than 3,000 managers, executives, HR specialists, and other hiring authorities about what gets resumes read, interviews granted, and jobs offered. Readers will learn: the critical components of well-written resume; how to ensure their resume actually gets the right people; what employers look for, and what turns them off; how to customize a resume for a particular job; and, the truth about video resumes, job-search websites, and social networking sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn, and MySpace. "Unbeatable Resumes" shows job seekers of all types how to present themselves in the best possible light, for the best possible position.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #21932 in Books
  • Published on: 2011-06-16
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .88" h x 7.10" w x 9.97" l, 1.51 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 336 pages
Editorial Reviews


"A must-have guide….Beshara's a proven super talent. Read him." - Joyce Lain Kennedy, nationally syndicated columnist, Tribune Media Services

From the Back Cover

Whether you've been on the job hunt for a day, a year, or more, you already know that there are countless résumé "experts" out there. So why is only one of them—Tony Beshara—a regular guest on Dr. Phil? Once you dig into Tony's résumé book, you'll understand why.

Unbeatable Résumés is first and foremost a treasury of great résumé tips. In this upbeat and incredibly practical book, Tony presents and critiques hundreds of examples from sample résumés. He demonstrates specific, powerful techniques and attention-grabbing language, and shows how to stay honest and yet put the most positive spin on liabilities like employment gaps and job-hopping. Tony doesn't stop there. After showing you how to create your killer résumé, he tells you what to do with it, including:

• How to identify every possible networking contact

• Whom to call, how often, and what to say

• How to complement your résumé with the only kind of cover letter you should ever use

• How to leverage Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and other online resources

• How to make your candidacy stand out in even the most crowded job markets

• And much more

Just as he does on television, Tony brings to this book his incredible wealth of experience—not just as a résumé pro but also as one of America's most tenacious and successful recruiters. While most résumé services just do résumés only, Tony Beshara has personally placed close to 9,000 professionals in great jobs in every conceivable field.

And don't forget his unparalleled access to executives, managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and the other people who hold the keys to your career success—including the more than 3,000 hiring authorities he has surveyed to reveal what really gets résumés read, interviews granted —and jobs offered.

Read on. The next one hired could be you.

Advance praise for Unbeatable Résumés:

"Tony Beshara never claims to be a magician at connecting people with jobs. I claim that for him! Tony's the Abracadabra wizard I go to when I need the latest know-how from the ground up. Memorize this book and feel the magic!"— Joyce Lain Kennedy, syndicated columnist and author

"Unbeatable Résumés is a valuable resource for job seekers today. As an experienced recruiter, Beshara brings a savvy and sensible perspective to the topic of résumés, and his practical insights can help job hunters who face a challenging job market. The book includes a wide variety of résumés as well as useful and up-to-date résumé and job-search advice." — Martha E. Mangelsdorf, author of Strategies for Successful Career Change

Tony Beshara is the owner and president of Babich & Associates, the oldest recruitment and job placement firm in Texas. His previous books include Acing the Interview and The Job Search Solution.

About the Author

TONY BESHARA is the owner and president of Babich Associates, the oldest placement firm in Texas. He is the author of The Job Search Solution (978-0-8144-7332-0) and Acing the Interview (978-0-8144-0161-3).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Solid and practical information with a wealth of examples...
By Thomas Duff
Given the current business and economic landscape, it's reasonable to expect that you or someone you know may be looking for a new job due to layoffs. Your resume is still the primary tool you use to find that new job, and this book is a timely offering on how to make your resume stand out from the others... Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired by Tony Beshara. The information here is solid, and Beshara doesn't attempt to offer up any gimmicks that sound good but don't work in real life.

The Top Ten (BIG) Mistakes of Resume Writing; Straight Talk About Your Resume (From a Guy Whose Living Depends on Using Them); Surprising Facts About Your Resume Audience; The Resumes 3,000 Hiring Authorities Want to See; Key Features of the Most Effective Resumes; The Basic Resume and Some Resume Makeovers; Sample Traditional Resumes; Nontraditional Resumes; E-Mailing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Attachments - Increasing the Chances Your Resume Will Get Read; Leveraging Your Resume; How to Handle Common Resume Problems (Too Many Jobs, Employment Gaps, Changing Careers, Relocating, etc); The Top Ten Rules (You Now Know) of Resume Writing; Index

Beshara uses his many years of experience and expertise to great advantage here. He talks about what hiring managers expect and want (backed up by interviews and surveys), and translates that into how those desires affect you when it comes to your resume. He doesn't pull any punches (as in the chronological vs. functional resume format), yet his opinions and recommendations are practical and reasoned. You may not agree or you may want to cling to your own resume style and ideas, but keep in mind he's been doing this type of stuff for *far* longer than you have. :)

For me, the high-value aspect of this book is the large number of examples. Beshara offers up effective resumes for numerous jobs and industries, from retail manager and aeronautic engineer to college professor and physician. Your specific job might not be in here, but you should find something reasonably close to look at as an example. He also does some resume makeovers which are enlightening. It enables you to see something that *doesn't* work, while also learning how that same body of experience can be repackaged in a more effective format. I'd almost be willing to recommend the book on this aspect alone.

Regardless of whether you're putting together your first resume, dusting off a resume that hasn't been used in years, or looking to have more success in your current job search, Unbeatable Resumes is an excellent choice. You may hope you don't have a need for the book, but the reality is that you need to be prepared "just in case"...

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
4Well, I can tell you this much.
By Dars
I changed my resume to the format and content as suggested in this book and I've started getting phone screens and interviews with it. In the 14 weeks prior to making this change I wasn't getting much of anything.

Yeah, it could be coincidence. And no, I'm not generally enamored of folks touted by Dr. Phil as experts in anything. I'm also not sold on the idea that 3000 businesses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area are generally representative of the entire US hiring population.

What I can tell you though, especially since the economy has made me into a semi-professional job hunter, is that I have seen a marked difference in response to this book's suggested format as compared to my previous resume format. And that the previous format was one that most other resume books and online resume advisers recommend. As always with these things, your mileage may vary.

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
5Don't start a job search without this book!
By Gary-
I was having a tough time updating my Resume after years out of the job hunt picture. I got this book by Tony Beshara, and have had a hard time putting it down. It has EVERYTHING you need to write one of the best possible Resumes, to help you get hired. Just the sample Resumes alone are worth the price of the book.
If you can only afford one book for your job search, then this should be that book-Without the best Resume, you may not even get the interview. And of course if you get the interview, read "Acing the Interview", another excellent book.
Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You the Job


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