MARKETING YOURSELF: The Catalyst Women's Guide to Successful ResumÉs and Interviews by Catalyst--Eds. of

MARKETING YOURSELF: The Catalyst Women's Guide to Successful ResumÉs and Interviews

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A blow-up of one small portion of Catalyst's recent What To Do With the Rest of Your Life (p. 404): intensive prep work on the two most crucial job-hunting areas, resumÉs and interviews. Though readers will find little here that can't be found elsewhere, the necessary techniques and assessments are all included, in a clear, concise form. The editors describe how to target jobs, develop a personal biography that recognizes hidden achievements, and translate the whole shebang into a chronological, functional, or combination resumÉ format. There is less emphasis than one would expect, however, on the special problems that women may encounter. Gaps in employment as a result of homemaking are alluded to as justification for a functional resumÉ, and we watch as one doltish female woefully mishandles her interview; but this kind of thing can be found in almost any modern job hunting manual. Presenting the interview process, the editors again stress basics: ""be yourself,"" ""know yourself,"" and ""sell yourself."" And in this context they explain how to handle the interviewer's most-asked questions--about strengths, weaknesses, aspirations, etc. As for illegal questions--well, that's up to you, but they don't recommend contacting the nearest EEO office unless you don't really want the job and the violation is flagrant (the interviewer may be just ""inept or amateur""). An acceptable guide to the two key areas covered for those who don't need a broader orientation.

Pub Date: June 27th, 1980
Publisher: Putnam