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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Jist Works (May 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593577761
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593577766
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #706,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Hip, fun, and factual. Take your REALITY RIDE in one of if not the toughest places on earth: NYC! --Vincent Libretti, Project Runway: Season Three contestant

A contemporary, step-by-step guide to landing that dream gig and acclimating to the city that never sleeps. --Jill Pipon, corporate recruiter with more than 15 years of experience

Salemi tells of the struggles of interviewing in one of America s toughest cities with tenacity, grace, and poise. --Macala Wright, Style Blogger, Fashion Marketing Expert, FashionablyMarketing.Me

About the Author

Vicki Salemi is a chic urban scribe who combines New York media glitz with solid human resources and recruiting experience to bring readers good career advice with high style. Salemi has 14 years of experience with a Big Four accounting firm, most recently as recruiting manager.<P>

Salemi is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in dozens of online and print publications including The New York Post, Time Out New York, New York Daily News, Woman s Day, ForbesWomen.com, CNBC s European Business Desk, AOL, iVillage, SheKnows, and ClassesUSA. She also blogs on career empowerment issues for WomenforHire and is the author of The ABCs of College Life.<P>Her work puts her at the center of New York s entertainment scene and has enabled her to interview dozens of A-list celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sienna Miller, Ben Affleck, Shia LaBeouf, Kelly Clarkson, and more.

More About the Author

Vicki Salemi (www.vickisalemi.com and Twitter.com/VickiSalemi) is a NYC-based writer who is simply infatuated with her craft. She is the author of The ABC's of College Life and Big Career in the Big City: Land a Job and Get a Life in New York.

As a freelance journalist she's interviewed Angelina Jolie, Tina Fey, Marlo Thomas, Ben Affleck, Gerard Butler and countless celebs. In addition to entertainment (her passion), she writes regularly about careers (her area of expertise, having worked in HR for countless years as the day job), and health/lifestyle. She writes for ForbesWoman, AOL, the New York Post, CareerBuilder, iVillage, mediabistro and more. Her articles are frequently syndicated to various national media outlets.

Vicki Salemi is a member of the prestigious American Society of Journalists and Authors, the New York Press Club, the Newswomen's Club of New York, and New York Women in Communications. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Lafayette College and her management certificate from Cornell University.

When she's not writing, Vicki's cheering on her Yankees, planning her next vacay and shopping for jewelry, purses and yes - shoes.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lily on June 6, 2010
Format: Paperback
Vicki Salemi presents incisive and creative ideas on landing your dream job in New York (and is applicable to any big city job search) in this fun and useful book. The great thing about this book is that it is written in a page turning and friendly sort of way, and is easy to pick up and put down, making it a great gem from which you can pull little bits of wisdom and advice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Spivak on June 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
If you've EVER, even for only a second, imagined moving to the big city to launch your dream career after college, DO NOT DO IT WITHOUT PICKING UP THIS BOOK! As a recent grad, all I've heard for the last four years is how the job market is doomed and that I'll probably be unemployed for the rest of my life. This book, on the other hand, reinforces that living your career dreams in NYC IS POSSIBLE.... IF you're equipped with Vicki's insider tips. Vicki tells you what no one else will, in a way that no one else can. No questions are left unanswered. A must-read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Papandrea on May 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
Vicki Salemi gives job hunters in big cities something that I rarely have seen in books or in the blogosphere in the last couple of years -- hope! Her creative networking tips and positive, upbeat tone make it an easy read with lots of takeaway advice. And for what it's worth, although it's marketed as a NYC book, I think the advice is universal to any city or any job search.
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