Have you ever feared the prospect of losing your job? These days, who hasn't? Have you struggled with the morale-blasting effect of a never-ending job search? Do you simply want to move up in the job you have? The bestselling Sharkproof
is a priceless guide for those facing today's vicious job market. It can help you get back on your feet as you bait sharks (the interviewer) and then reel them in (land the ideal job offer). Praised by such folks as Larry King, Elizabeth Dole, Steven Covey, and Jack Kemp, this friendly guide is divided into four sections: "Sink or Swim," "Ready?" "Aim...," and "Hired!" Sprinkling the book with humorous and inspiring anecdotes, author Harvey Mackey is clearly sympathetic to the demoralized job applicant, using gentle language and concentrating heavily on how to deal with being "dehired." He suggests ways to raise the spirits, such as volunteering for something you are passionate about. Once your self-esteem has returned, the job search can continue with more chances for success. Sharkproof
contains most of the standard job search information, but does include some original ideas such as a post-interview evaluation form. "If the company that interviewed you is going to write a report on you," he asks, "shouldn't you, too?" This is an important read for anyone currently competing in today's "rat race." --Cate Bick
From Library Journal
The master salesman and best-selling author ( Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive , LJ 4/15/88, and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt , LJ 1/90) is back with a blend of anecdotes and maxims designed to perk up anybody's job search. Mackay is an excellent storyteller and good writer--even when the advice is fairly predictable (i.e., know what you're good at and nurture your business con-tacts). The overall effect is stimulating. Colorful vignettes and a sprinkling of unorthodox suggestions, such as having your mother write a letter of reference, make this book as entertaining as his other two hits. The emphasis on self-promotion may strike some as self-centered. Yet it is the type of strategy Mackay has used throughout his career and is likely to make this book one patrons will ask for. Recommended for general business collections.- M. Uri Toch, P.L. of Cincinnati and Hamilton Cty.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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