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Calling this book a disappointment would be overselling it
on January 25, 2014
*disclaimer* clearly almost all the reviews on this book are fake which I could see before buying the book; however, my score is based off of actually having read the book and not the sleazy attempt at selling more copies of the book through higher ratings.
Perhaps it is because my majors in college both studied closely human nature and how we present ourselves in different situations (communication studies and sociology), but I found this book to be written at a very low level and with not that great of information included. First, the reading level couldn't be over about 8th grade (and that's me being generous). That fact was easy for me to get past, however, because I realize that not everybody who goes through college pick majors that are reading and writing based like mine were.
What I could not get past was how elementary the information was in the book. I get it - we need to set a foundation for those who have no experience getting a job, but this was ridiculous. Without giving away anything that is in the book, I can say that most of the information was common sense and I learned even before going to high school. Recommendations on how to write a cover letter and resume were very poor. It recommends things like making a bullet list on your cover letter and fill that list with items from your resume. It doesn't matter whether your asking your school counselor or human resource manager - they will tell you not to do that. Another example would be putting your interests on your resume. I know that use to be common years ago, but current employers don't care about whether you like soccer.
Given the fact that this was written at an 8th grade level and the information is common sense, a more appropriate title for this book would have been "the obvious things you should have already been doing to get a job after high school." College students and alumni - do yourself a favor and go see your college career counselor and skip this book!