E-books

Over the years, Anita Clew has answered hundreds of questions from job seekers, employees, managers.  While the Search button comes in handy when you’re looking for a topic, Anita is compiling E-books about popular subjects. Check out the E-books available below, and watch for more new releases.

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Here’s what people are saying about Anita Clew’s Guide to Better Résumés:

“I helped my daughter with her résumé recently. She was long in experience and certifications in her field, but short on an education-weighted storyline. Focusing solely on education, as so many advise, left her résumé looking decidedly thin. We used Anita Clew’s advice and ultimately her résumé had enough clout to land an interview and now TWO job offers! – D. Hutchins

“Great read, Anita. This is some great résumé advice. I always learn so much from you! – J. Walters

 

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. C. D. Ziegler
    Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:56:43

    Anita,

    After reading Avanish’s, Tamara’s and Kathy’s “Comment Section” entries, it was quite clear to me that they are all struggling, to one degree or another, with grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and run-on sentences. I don’t know if you intentionally “danced around” their problem or not. But you, as the “expert,” missed an opportunity to provide to them the very important message; grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are important!

    Their deficiencies in written communication might very well be the crux of their problem; in securing the level of employment they feel they deserve. They need to understand that rarely anyone, from any Human Resource department, is going to respond to such poorly written communications. Those horribly written cover letters and résumés are the ones that get filed and retained just long enough to comply with “company policy”.

    Anita, tell Avanish, Tamara, Kathy, and any of your thousands of other clients that, at the very least, they should compose their written communications using a word processing program. After they’ve done that, they should also have someone else proofread the completed work. (Proofreading your own work is not a good practice, as people tend to read over their mistakes.)

    Lastly, your e-books are wonderful guides! I like them! But you need to make your clientele realize that, the very best template, coupled with execrable grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, cannot foster offers to interview, and certainly will not cultivate job opportunities.

    Regards,
    C. D. Ziegler

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    • anitaclew
      Dec 19, 2015 @ 17:17:33

      C.D., You are absolutely correct. Proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation are essential for effective résumés, cover letters, and other professional communications.

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    • Leonard Walker
      Feb 02, 2016 @ 15:36:36

      thanks for the idea I am about to update/upgrade my resume as well.

      Reply

  2. Avanish
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 09:01:35

    I have done my graduation from ECE but i dont have interest in technicals ,please suggest for what kind of job I shoul apply for .

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  3. Tamara
    Aug 26, 2015 @ 08:05:35

    Recently, I graduated from a paralegal studies program earning an associates degree from an ABA approved educational institution. Right now I am working on to get my foot in the door for at least an entry level or legal support position. Law firms require so much specific experience in a particular area. I am a person that is not to be put into a box I am a multi-tasker by nature, and I love it. PLEASE!!!! Help me I know this is a competitive field do you have any suggestions for someone fresh out of school, and I am in my 40’s.

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    • anitaclew
      Aug 27, 2015 @ 11:14:33

      Tamara, Congrats on your degree. I don’t have any specific advice for the legal field. But our RemX division finds temporary jobs for paralegals: http://remx.com/RemX/main.cfm?nlvl1=7&nlvl2=103. That’s a great way to get your foot in the door.

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    • Leonard Walker
      Feb 02, 2016 @ 15:38:25

      I do not think that you should have these kind of problems/companies are asking for to much if you ask me the age you have and experience in the job arena that should count for something

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  4. Hattie Rosales
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 17:43:54

    Dear Anita,
    I am trying to start my career in a Medical Clerical/Administration or just Clerical/Administration position. I feel confident that it is not my resume because I do land interviews. I think I may be sabotaging my interviews and don’t know why. I do get nervous and stumble a lot and I can’t get focused for the life of me.

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  5. Kathy Thomas
    Jul 22, 2015 @ 11:59:01

    Dear Anita,

    I have been looking for a Clerical, Receptionist job in Lafayette, La. I can’t seem to find a job. I don’t even get a call for an interview. I think it has something to do with my resume. Would you please help me with this.

    Thank you,
    Kathy

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    • anitaclew
      Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:27:54

      Kathy, If you suspect your résumé may be to blame, check out my free e-book, Anita Clew’s Guide to Better Résumés: http://anitaclew.com/e-books/. Then let me know what change did the trick when you start getting more calls for interviews!

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