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From Library Journal:
Seddiqui here chronicles his 2009 journey across the United States as he worked representative jobs in each state's major industry for one week. A 2005 graduate from the University of Southern California, he conceived of this project after encountering repeated rejections for employment in his field of economics because of his lack of experience. His goal, therefore, was to add experience to his résumé, learn firsthand about different careers, and support himself. In each of the 50 chapters, Seddiqui recounts his job experience for the week, including locating the job, adapting to the work, and his perceptions of the industry's culture. From guarding the border in Arizona to coping with seasickness while catching lobsters in Maine, the memorable anecdotes contribute to an authentic sense of each job and provide an original perspective on the nation's careers.
Verdict: Although not the usual career guide, Seddiqui's look at America through 50 quintessential jobs is both informative and inspiring. Recommended for undergraduate students doing career research and for college career resource centers.—Jane Scott, George Fox Univ. Lib., Newberg, OR
The author focused on a lot of self-congratulation, and not so much on the jobs themselves, which would have been more interesting. Read morePublished 8 months ago by nlc
When is this going to be a movie? This is just incredible! With everything going on with the job market, this would really opens the eyes of America and encourage those that are... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Anne N. Niesen
What an amazing journey!! It felt like I was traveling with Daniel, sharing the victories and experiencing the disappointment. Very inspiring!!Published 22 months ago by D. Schluckebier
I bought this as a gift for my 93-year-old father after his wife saw the author interviewed on television. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by C.M.W.
We ordered this book after doing reserach on best source of information for our students interested in working outside the immediate SF Bay Area. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by Kathryn E. Hambly
I actually helped the "author" write this book when he visited me. Boy do I wish I'd investigated him a little more. First of all, terrible and shallow idea for a book. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by wmo4117
While no one will anytime soon call the author our generation's Shakespeare, nonetheless the story is a unique one, showing the reader the power of being creative and thinking out... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by MD
In 2008, Daniel Seddiqui was a down and out college graduate looking for a job and living with his parents in California. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by eclecticreviewer
This book was recommended by a friend and I really enjoyed it. I felt that the writer had ambition and drive to contact so many companies and try so many jobs. Read morePublished on March 2, 2012 by Emi Pearce