Faculty Publications

Title

An evaluation of the resume content recommendations of resume writing books

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reference Librarian

Volume

16

Issue

36

First Page

153

Last Page

171

Abstract

Self-help resume writing books can enable resume writers to make informed decisions concerning appropriate resume content. Librarians who endeavor to meet the career information needs of job seekers have a responsibility to maintain the quality of the resume writing books in library collections. This study utilized the resume content preferences of personnel administrators to explore whether a sample of resume writing books made appropriate resume content recommendations for college graduates seeking entry-level positions. Analysis revealed that the resume books recommended including the resume content items that were preferred by the personnel administrators. However, rather than recommending definite exclusion or inclusion of item personnel administrators referred not to see on resumes, the books tended not to mention these items or made conditional recommendations. The implications of the major research findings are discussed and additional research is recommended. © 1992 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

DOI of published version

10.1300/J120v16n36_14

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