Paperback: 99 pages
Publisher: Christiana Press (July 2006)
When I first got this book, “Resumes for Children“ by Donna Kristine Manley, I thought to myself, “Gee..the person who actually buys this book is really 10 steps ahead of the Joneses!“.
But, as I thoroughly read the book, it dawned on me that this is probably the simplest and most effective tool in helping your kids create and maintain their goals and objectives in their lives.
Why do I say this? Each and everytime I had to evaluate a new jobseeker’s resume, I get less and less impressed with the same template, cut and pasted from someone else’s resume.
To me, a resume should not just be about your academic performances. It should be about the person. YOU! I found this book very resourceful and useful, as it shows that every strength your child has, can be churned into a positive statement.
If he likes to talk, he can enhance his oratory skills by joining the toastmasters club in his area. Even by speaking out during an event, or in class/school, is considered an accomplishment! If your child loves to play sports, this is where he can show all his achievements.
BUY IT!: This is an excellent resource book where there are 21 sample resumes, 3 cover letters and a sample reference. It also has sections where your child (with your help) can reflect on his life purposes and list down his ideas/goals. Why would we need it? Your child can use it for a variety of purposes. Imagine, if your child had to apply for scholarships, this is where he can shine, by inserting a resume along with his application form. They can also use it for competitions, seeking sponsorship or grants.
Being different, being unique, being themselves. This book brings clarity to their objectives in life, when they can see it in paper, it’ll not only excite them but motivate them into achieving greater things in their lives! And remember…it’s not all about the academics!
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