Ellen Gordon Reeves

The Book

A witty, friendly, unexpected job hunter’s bible that finally answers the real questions. Yes, if you’re wedded to your nose ring, wear it to the interview. No, you shouldn’t be e-mailing out hundreds of résumés. Writing with enormous authority and a compelling, lively voice, Ellen Reeves brings together her lifetime of experience of hiring, counseling, and résumé-doctoring into an essential guide for young job seekers.

Workman (Publisher)

The Author

Ellen Gordon Reeves, who started helping her friends with their résumés in high school, now consults to individuals and institutions in the U.S. and abroad. She has an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and spent fifteen years as the education editor of the New Press. She currently divides her time between Boston, Providence, and New York City, where she serves as the résumé and job-hunting expert at the Columbia Publishing Course.

Speaking Information

Can I Wear My Nose Ring?

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"If you're looking for a job, you need this book. And now for a confession: After reading it, I tweaked my own résumé"
—Doug Hirschhorn, Ph.D., Executive Performance Coach and author of Street Smart

"Ellen Reeves has entered the depths of young job-seekers' minds, answering the questions most are afraid to put into words. If people are smart enough to listen to her, I may have fewer bloopers to add to my collection from interviews-gone-bad!"
—Karen Danziger, Managing Partner, The Howard-Sloan-Koller Group

"Simply excellent…This clear and accurate book covers all the bases. Its essential message—'Be Yourself'—is refreshing and true."
—Malcolm MacKay, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates