From Publishers Weekly
Through hundreds of interviews, bulleted tips and first-hand accounts of their professional experiences, the authorsall fairly recent college grads themselvessucceed at producing a guide that is as "comprehensive and unboring as possible." What sets this how-to apart from the others is its tone (think Seinfeld), its honest treatment of the challenges recent graduates face in todays market and its focus on succeeding once you get your foot in the door. The authors identify nine steps on the career path, from pinpointing your interests and strengths, to landing an interview, to succeeding as a new employee, to picking yourself up again after being laid off or fired. The authors idealistic treatment of finding career passion ("Be wise, listen and move in the direction of your dreams") is balanced by their no-nonsense approach to office politics ("Its crucial to manage three aspects of your work persona: your clothing, your desk and your hours"). A particularly thorough financial section, Show Me the Money, includes a budget worksheet, helpful saving tips and a breakdown of benefits and tax terminology.
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"An inspiring read for 20-somethings, with on-the-mark perceptive and insightful advice about the job search process." -- Mary D. Feduccia, Ph.D., director, career services, Louisiana State University
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"It's clear that the authors are peers to the reader, which really helps their credibility. Overall, I love it!" -- Julie Jansen, career coach and author, I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
"This upbeat book for new or soon-to-be graduates contains loads of valuable advice. I will recommend it to my students." -- Patricia Rose, director of career services, University of Pennsylvania