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This manual works for any age group!

  • Jul 25, 2011
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While there are 20 something’s on the cover and I am sure the book is designed to help them I thought it would also serve those at any age that find themselves looking for a job.  Last year I was unemployed and had not been on a job interview in 15 years.  While my age bodes me to me the mother of the under 30 group there are ideas in this book that when taken into context really would have helped me.  While knowing the basics is important regardless of the age group, explaining the facts so they translate into going from interview to employed in a very fine line right now to walk. 

 

The reality of going from student to having a full-time adult job is shocking in and of itself; it does not have to be something you are afraid to conquer.  Again though while looking for employment at any age especially when you are changing the type of employment you are seeking is helpful.  I was in the pharmaceutical field but had the flexibility to move into anything-available field and this book explains how to see yourself in a job regardless of the business.

 

I have seen all three of my children attend and graduate from college and I truly wish for two of them that entered the business world this manual had been required reading before graduation.  It can work if you let yourself absorb the reality that you are no longer living off of someone else and have to support yourself.

 

The only negative is with this ADD generation they will be distracted before they finish it which is why the Skinny On Series works.  Allot of pictures with short sentences that get to the point faster.

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July 29, 2011
I need to get this for my younger brother :P Actually, it sounds like I, or anyone else could benefit from it, too. Thanks for sharing this great review, Mary!
August 03, 2011
If you send me an email with his address or yours I will mail out the copy I have to give away. I would love to share it. My email is readingreviewer@yahoo.com
 
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ISBN-10: 0984441875
ISBN-13: 978-0984441877
Publisher: Rand Media Co

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