Thursday, May 2, 2013

Book Review: This Is How To Get Your Next Job by Andrea Kay

Looking for work isn't always easy. Andrea Kay contends it has nothing to do with tough job markets, your skills, or experience. According to Kay, it's how potential employers see you.

In This Is How To Get Your Next Job, leading career expert Andrea Kay uses her years of experience combined with candid insights from real-life employers to provide readers with tips on how to influence the people in charge of hiring. A combination of exercises and information, This Is How To Get Your Next Job will make you more confident as you seek your next opportunity.

Kay goes against the idea that the jobs aren't there. It's how potential employers see candidates that often leads them not to hire them. Kay runs through important tips like:

  1. 15 Things You Should Never Do
  2. 15 Things You Should Never Talk About or Say
  3. 10 Things You Should Never Wear
  4. 15 Things You Should Never Do Once You Get a Job or in Your Career--Ever
This makes the book sound simplistic, but it's not. Kay provides a wealth of information for job seekers. She goes into great detail for each and every tip she shares. Her conversational style indicates a passion to help, and her years of experience shine through from the first page to the last. 

I've been looking for a job the past few months. I can honestly say that I felt more confident going into my latest interview after reading this book than I did in the past. Following Kay's advice, I performed the exercises in the book to focus on who I am, what value I have to offer, and how I want to seem to potential employers. After leaving this week's interview, I knew I did better than before. I have a follow up interview scheduled for next week.

If you're job hunting, This Is How To Get Your Next Job can provide the tools you need to help mold your interview style so you more successfully relay to potential employers what you want them to know about you and how you can be of value to them.

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: AMACOM (April 17, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0814432212
ISBN-13: 978-0814432211

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review contains my honest opinions, for which I have not been compensated in any way.

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