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Career Building: Your Total Handbook for Finding a Job and Making It Work Paperback – March 24, 2009

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (March 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061579106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061579103
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.3 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,886,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Dumcum on April 12, 2014
Format: Paperback
I generally do not waste time reviewing job search books that have not been written, or at least updated, since 2009. The practice of job searching is so much more difficult now than it was even five years ago. To be successful today, you have to put much more thought and intentionality into your job search than you might have had to before the Recession.

Career Building, published by the editors of, mines its vast database of employers and job seekers to come up with job search tips, up to 2008. Indeed, Section One, "Finding the 'One'", dealing with how to find jobs, feels a bit superficial given the current realities of the job market.

The book really adds value, though, in Section Two, "Tough Love At Work - Workplace Fundamentals," and Section Three, "When Your Job Isn't Working Out."

Section Two, "Workplace Fundamentals," spends almost 100 pages giving fundamental, common-sense, excellent advice about how to keep the job once you get it: show up on time, get along with your colleagues, don't abuse email, leave company property at work, etc.

Section Three deals with how to know when it is time to leave your job, how to professionally exit when it is time, and how to tell the warning signs that things are about to go bad. I see signs that many current employees, who have held onto their jobs through the bad economic times, will begin to seek other employment opportunities, and the advice in this section is particularly relevant.

I do recommend the book, especially if you have been unemployed for a period of time. Skim through Section One, but pay particular attention to Sections Two and Three.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Head on May 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book was extremely helpful in resume writing. I learned many things I wasn't being taught be the Career Services department here at the university and I also learned a few don'ts that I was being taught to DO by Career Services. Overall, this is a very helpful career building resource. The future chapters about asking for promotions, quiting with integrity, and finding a new job should be quite helpful to me in the future making this book worth every penny.
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