I’m talking all things job/career related this spring with these non-fiction reviews!:
Voice Acting for Dummies, by David and Stephanie Ciccarelli~ I’m currently in the middle of this book, but I want to mention it because it really is a treasurehouse of information for anyone who is interested in doing anything voice over-related as a hobby or career. If you are a complete newbie to this special industry, you will have pretty much most of your questions answered with the user-friendly chapters. If you’ve been in the audio world for a while, you may be able to learn some new pointers as far as marketing and technique go. We can always learn new ways to improve! As an aspiring voice over artist, I was so pleased with this reference material, that I returned it back to the library without taking any notes from it—I want to buy my own copy!
How to Write Powerful College Student Resumes and Cover Letters: Secrets That Get Job Interviews Like Magic, by Quentin J. Schultze~ I’m guessing that one point or another, whether in the past, or currently, or sometime in the future, almost every person will be looking for a job. There is lots of information out there about how to go about crafting a dynamic resume, but not all of it is helpful. Most is repetitive and is what everyone else is following by rote. How can you stand out from the crowd? I heard this Christian author interviewed on the radio a few years back and was impressed with what he had to say about resumes. The advice he gave callers made a lot of sense and people came away from it feeling excited (at least, I know I did… and I wasn’t even looking for a job!). Now I am borrowing a copy of this book and taking notes for myself. I am finding that he has tons of advice that anyone can utilize, not just college students. While I haven’t yet concocted my ‘powerful resume’, I feel confident that by applying the suggestions in this book will make for a pretty convincing one. *Note– Schultze has also written a more recent book entitled, Resume 101.