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Job Search Bloopers: Every Mistake You Can Make on the Road to Career Suicide...and How to Avoid Them Paperback – August 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601630166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601630162
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,392,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Laura DeCarlo, BA, MCD, CEIC, CERW, CCMC, is president of Career Directors International, the premier educational and credentialing organization for career professionals. She has 16 years of expertise in resume writing and career coaching as principal of A Competitive Edge Career Service, LLC. She has earned 12 certifications, published two interviewing books, and received numerous resume writing and job placement awards.

Susan Guarneri, the "Career Assessment Goddess," has assisted professionals, companies, colleges, non-profits, and government with career consulting for 22 years. With a master's degree in counseling from the Johns Hopkins University, she holds 12 certifications (career counseling/coaching, resume writing, and personal branding) and has been published in 40-plus books, top-ranked careers Websites, and blogs.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gayle Howard on August 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
The old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" is definitely true in the case of "Job Search Bloopers" by Laura DeCarlo and Susan Guarneri. When I first viewed the book on the shelf, the cartoon cover and fun title led me to believe that I'd be reading fluffy, turn-the-page quickly anecdotes from a series of unfortunate job seekers--something like the "Darwin Awards" of the careers industry.

What I wasn't prepared for, was that this content-rich book was going to be a must read for all job seekers. Based on numerous true-to-life examples from professional resume writing members of Career Directors International, this book covers everything from cover letter casualties, resume writing roadblocks, interview inadequacies and more...in fact, every part of the job search experience where something can go wrong (and has) is covered.

Just pointing out mistakes made by job seekers is only part of the book and this is where the nuggets of gold can be found as the authors excel in creating new strategies so that job seekers can either overcome, or hopefully never have to face, these self-sabotaging stumbles.

The strategies are smart, intelligent and commonsense and you can either read from beginning-to-end or you can choose individual chapters to source information that suits your situation. If there is one thing I have learned in life, it is when one person has a disappointing experience, he or she is not the only one! You can learn from the mistakes of others in an entertaining way, while at the same time finding out what to do to resolve it, or do it better next time.

Truly a must-have in the library of job seekers globally.
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By Stacie on January 12, 2014
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Book illustrated the pitfalls what are obvious to some but maybe not so to others. Nice way for a job seeker to learn from others mistakes and laugh doing so.
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By Tex on July 11, 2013
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Provided very good insight into the pitfalls of a job search, highly recommend it to anyone looking for a job.
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This book offers practical advice for the job seeker. Whether you are a recent grad or more seasoned professional, you'll find tips to improve your resume, your interviewing, and your follow-up after the interview. So many of my clients struggle with the follow-up process. Should I call...should I email...use a handwritten note or a formal letter? Read the book to find the answer. :)

What makes the book fun is the authors first share an amusing blooper tale. They follow with straight-forward strategies for success.

As a professional resume writer with 9 years of experience, I recommend this book to my clients. I preview lots of books for my clients and this one compelled me to write a recommendation.
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