This is an excellent book with much wisdom, knowledge and advice about how to find just the right job for you. The book details a plan to help you discover your interests and talents. Implementing this plan will take time and thought on the part of the student/young person but will save you from many mistakes and from landing in a dead end job that doesn’t fit you.
Part 1 will teach you to examine your employment interests and develop a plan for your life.
Part 2 takes this further in helping you explore your interests in “the real world.”
Part 3 will teach you how to get a job.
Throughout the book there are case studies that flesh out the issues being taught. These are very helpful. Any student who is uncertain about his/her career direction should study this book and follow every suggestion in order to discover the type of career that will best suit you. Do the homework first and you will be able to find what you want and will be ready to do well in job interviews.
In the last chapter on the Job Interview Asher explains much about the hidden job market – how many jobs are filled from within or from a friend of a friend. And many jobs are filled with a persistent job searcher who doesn’t take no for answer.
To whet your appetite a bit here are some interesting thoughts from the book:
Prior generations needed to find 9 jobs between college and retirement. Asher believes the current generation will need to find 20-30 jobs! Pg4
40-60% of CEOs are liberal arts majors. pg 7
Don’t compound a poor choice of major with a poor career choice. Pg 8
You will be fired through no fault of your own. Pg 14
A little failure is part of every successful life. Walt Disney’s first cartoon production company went bankrupt. Elvis Presley got a C in high school music, and his teacher told him he couldn’t sing. Edgar Allen Poe was expelled from college. Einstein dropped out of school without finishing his degree.” Pg 133
I highly recommend this book.
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