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Resumes that Stand Out!
Tips for College Students and Recent Grads for Writing a Superior Resume and Securing an Interview
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This is an outstanding book! It gives the reader a full spectrum on how to successfully land the most important meeting candidates should prepare for… the job interview. This is a must read for all applicants at any career level looking for better professional opportunities. Xavier provides practical and clear tips that can help make every candidate stand out.


–Annia L. Zavala, Corporate Vice President–Recruiting, New York Life Insurance Company


This book was brilliantly written and informative. It really broke down every little bit of how to write a resume, and helps you reach your occupational goals. The cartoons gave it a nice humorous touch. This book will answer all your questions about how to write a successful resume to impress your future employer.


—Kylie Pell, sophomore, Texas State University



Excellent book! Step-by-step manual that leaves no doubts on the reader’s mind about what an outstanding resume should be. The author’s personal experiences help the reader know exactly where the author is coming from and get a closer, more personal feel toward the text.


—Eleazar Zavala, junior, Texas State University



This book is rewarding with each page and is a must read for all college students. Cano goes in-depth over everything that is needed from getting your cover letter in order to navigating and making a career fair work for you. Cano does a great job with his clear examples on what to think about before, during, and after a career fair to land that first interview. This book comes highly recommended for anyone who wants to equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to get that job easily.


—Asif Ahmad, Web Systems Engineer, National Instruments


I feel that this book has given me the appropriate information I need to know to complete an outstanding resume. It was very well-explained with clear instructions on what to include and what not to include in a resume. The diagrams are easy to follow and provide great examples. All my questions about writing a professional resume were answered very well. I will definitely be using the tips and knowledge from this book to help me write future resumes. I will also highly recommend it to my college classmates.


—Ashley Olmeda, freshman, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor





An excellent, thorough, and informative professional development resource! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to craft or improve his or her resume.


—Xochitl Skibin, recent graduate, University of Texas Medical Branch


This is one of my new favorite comprehensive resources essential for students and recent grads who need to know the intricacies of writing a professional resume. Filled with numerous tips and examples, it details section by section how a good resume should read.


—Adelina Longoria, affiliate faculty, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology


After reading through the chapters on cover letter writing and mastering a career fair, I realized just how lost I would have been when it came time for me to write a cover letter or attend a career fair. Xavier Cano goes through the step-by-step details for what needs to be in each cover letter section, followed by examples of what a successful one should look like. It makes writing one seem ten times easier. Xavier Cano also explores every possible question anyone could have before attending a career fair and thoroughly explains every detail a prospective employee should take before, during, and after the career fair. If I ever attend one, I will be following all the tips this chapter gives in order to make the most of it.


—Erin Gogulsky, freshman, Texas Christian University



L. Xavier Cano provides sound, thorough end-to-end direction to successfully outline your experience and education and increase your impact with employers and ultimately land interviews from your target companies or opportunities. Xavier's book is a valuable resource in any college student’s or recent graduate’s repertoire to attain his or her next ideal role.


—Carlos A. Fernandez, MBA, PHR, senior recruiter, Houston Methodist



Resumes That Stand Out! provided me everything I needed to know about making my resume better than the rest. This how-to guide tells you what to include and what not to include with examples but what I appreciated the most was his chapter on "Tips for Making the Most of a Career Fair". He lays out every step for you from preparation and research of the companies beforehand, when you should arrive at the career fair and even why you should send a thank you letter to recruiters you met with. I know I would be more confident about attending a career fair now that I know what I should do.


—Brenton T. Raynor, junior, University of Houston-Downtown



L. Xavier Cano does an excellent job in providing a step-by-step approach to building a resume visually from top to bottom. I found that this book would proactively answer questions as I read along. Through the various methods he uses to point to different formats and options for building a resume, Xavier does a great job in keeping the reader actively engaged. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to build or update an impressionable and high-quality resume.


—Abraham Arevalo, recent graduate, Leonard N. Stern School of Business


The succinct progression evolving from the statistical towards the personal while creating one's resume is a winning formula clearly spelled out by Cano. Despite Cano's emphasis on brevity, the intricacies and complexities involved in the process are not disregarded due to his constructive clarity. I wish I had such a guide when I first set out establishing my career path. For those already in careers and seeking to change, this guide contains information and suggestions to successfully jump-start those endeavors.


—Alex Horstman, owner and broker-in-charge, Oak Realty LLC

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