I am looking for a new job, i have sent out numerous cover letters and resumes, but haven't recieved a single phone call to come in for a interview. I am looking for a job in administration/reception, ii've applied at doctor offices, veterinary hospitals, everywhere. So wondering what i might be doing wrong i decided to go online and do some research. I went to the library and i that is where i came across this excellent book called The Everything Job Interview Book by Bob Adams. At first seeing the title i looked past it, thinking first i NEED to get an interview, but something made me take a peak inside.
This book has information on the entire prossess of searching for that dream job, and how to effectively sale yourself to your potential employer, starting with how to write a resume and cover letter that will really grab the attention and stand out to the person hiring. This book covers everything from interview types, multiple interviews, one on one interviews and group interviews. How to do research on the company you are applying to and difficult surprising questions that may be asked. At the end of the book is a section for specific professions and the questions that are commonly asked, for example there is a page of questions tailored to administration types of jobs; 'In your opinion what kinds of aptitudes, skills, and traits are necessary to be successful in this position'?
I read this book in one day and got to work revamping my cover letter and resume, and i recieved a phone call a few days later, i have an interview for a position in a Government Office next week! This book is amazing and the man who wrote it clearly knows what he is talking about.