Monday, August 31, 2009

Free Visual Resume Builder

If you're like me, you’d like to find a second job. You could post your resume on about 10 different job sites, but with some sites requesting different information, not only can turn into more of a time-consuming project for your day off, but you’re also bound to a boring (or sloppy) resume according to their site’s format. And for an employer, looking through a bunch similar-looking resumes could be about as exciting as reading through the fine print of a legal document.

That’s what’s nice about VisualCV gives you the opportunity to create your own resume to stand out from the others! (Imagine the employer: boring resume, boring resume, boring resume, WOW!”) You can include work samples, charts and graphs, audio, video, and images. Control who sees it, and get your very own URL ( for easy sharing via e-mail or with your social networks. Or, you could reply to job posts with your URL link, giving them everything they need in one place (versus sending everything in bulk email).
VisualCV is also great for students and alumni, giving them tools to build a portable and customizable resume portfolio of their qualifications, offering employers greater depth, breadth and substance than traditional resumes.
Curious? Click here to watch's info-video.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Free Guide to Book Summary Notes

Whether you are in school now or soon will be, you know that with all the books you already have to read, even by skimming you may not get all your reading assignments done on time. But what if you didn’t have to read the whole book in order to understand it? is how you do it.

Producing a comprehensive guide to free book notes, free book and chapter summaries, literature notes, and study guides (like "cliff notes") for over 1600 books, plays, and poems, is dedicated to helping you reach your reading goals. Currently, they are sporting a powerful database of links to over 2500 free cliff notes, free book notes, and free book summaries for a wide variety of literary classics from all the major study guide sites (including Pink Monkey, Barron's, SparkNotes, Classic Notes, Book Rags, BookWolf, and Campus Nut).

I wish I knew about when I was in school. Each individual study page shows a list of links to all the cliff notes, book summaries, book notes, and analysis for that book. This way, any time you need free literary criticism, chapter summaries, or other study help with a book, you can check here first, and they'll point you in the right direction. Also, should you have a specific question about a book, also lists links for discussion forums and message boards, thus allowing you to discuss your book with other readers.

So whether you’re a student, a teacher, a parent who wants to know about the books your kids are reading, or just somebody who would like to read but just doesn’t have the time, is a useful tool for quick book reading.