You’re dying to get an interview with Goldman, Morgan Stanley, or Merrill. The
resume submission deadline is only days away. You know that hundreds of your
classmates are vying for a spot on the same crowded interview schedules. How
will your resume stand out among the crowd? You know there’s no way you’ll be
able to add another extracurricular presidency to your list of “Other Activities”
by next week. Even you can’t read your resume fo!2nd EditionHelping you make smarter careerr more than 10 seconds without
your eyes rolling into the back of your head.
Knowing what you want your resume to convey and writing it so that it conveys what you
want can sometimes feel like an insurmountable hurdle. "I know what I want to say, I just
don't know *how* to say it!" laments the struggling resume writer. Lament no longer, good
friend, this is easier (and more difficult) than you think.
Many thanks to Simon, Matt, Priya, and all of the wonderful and cheery SitePoint
team for giving me the chance to write this book and for the time and encouragement
that they invested in the process.
Thanks also to Jason, Greg, and Eric, first, for believing in the potential of a young
mathematics major with a flimsy resume; second, for suggesting that I submit an
article to SitePoint (which started all of this); and finally, for their unbelievably
flexible and supportive working relationship.