Posts tagged "book review"

Good Prep Work For Job Stalking

Good Prep Work For Job Stalking
NOTE: a complimentary copy was provided for purposes of review. My opinions are my own This book review is provided as a way to educate my fellow job seekers…as well as encourage employers to reconsider some of their practices. In terms of career development, Leigh Branham’s The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees LeaveĀ is critical reading, focusing... Read more »

Plan a Career Start-Up

Plan a Career Start-Up
Recently, I found myself talking to a friend whom I hadn’t seen awhile at a large scale networking event. She had remarked, after telling her of my various experiences, that I was a busy guy, and I realized that I had engaged in a slight shift in perception – seeing my career as less about... Read more »

Busting THE MISSION MYTH

Busting THE MISSION MYTH
One of the habits that I’m starting to develop as part of my job search is to read more business-oriented literature – part of it is to develop that business sense, but part of it is to take advantage of an obvious gap in my experiences – that of learning how to think like a... Read more »
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Getting That Dream Job

Getting That Dream Job
(Yes, I received a free copy of the book for purposes of review. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way….) One of the things that has been really frustrating in terms of job seeking has been the huge amount of content about how to find/get/keep a job. Most of the “conventional” wisdom tends... Read more »

The Perils of Positive Thinking

The Perils of Positive Thinking
My past week of job stalking has been a series of highs and lows. Highs include a very successful pitch with a potential freelance gig, but with the concurrent wait. Several employers e-mailed me for interview days and times….and never called back after my response. I was able to send a plethora of applications out... Read more »

The Benefits of Uncommon Wisdom

The Benefits of Uncommon Wisdom
One of the relative advantages of freelancing is that it provides more time for reading (at least, sitting in the comfort of my apartment rather than on the bus or train). I’ve been making more of an effort to read business-oriented books; part of it is wanting to broaden my mind (after all, I’m used... Read more »
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Taking delivery of a clue ...

I feel bad that I’ve not had more “job search” books to bring you here, but the stream of unsolicited review copies that had been keeping the Monday slot of The Job Stalker stocked for many months has dried up to a large extent, and so you’re left hanging for what I voluntarily get read... Read more »

For if dreams die ...

I had great hope that this book was going to be something that would be presenting a “gameplan” for folks looking at entrepreneurial options.  As I’ve mentioned, I have a number of friends, who (like me) have been unable to find jobs for extended periods of time, and have opted to develop their own companies. ... Read more »

Imagine getting FIFTY jobs ...

For those of us who have been out of a job for a long time, even the idea of getting a hired starts to have something of a mythical, “fairy tale”, aspect to it … as though we’ve gotten to the point where, after knocking on several thousand doors, we’ve come to expect that none... Read more »
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How "remarkable" are you?

Yes, this week I’m bringing your attention to another book which is not specifically about the job search.  This is Seth Godin’s Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, a book (which you could guess from the subtitle) about shifting the way business does business.  I have, as you know, made the case that... Read more »