Saturday 30 November 2013

Book ~ "Stop Hoping ... Start Hunting! A Job Seeker's Guide to Finding Their Job" (2013) Jennifer K. Hill

From Goodreads ~ There are many self-help books out there that teach you how to be effective at interviewing and job hunting. This book takes the next step by looking internally as well as externally at what it takes to find your ideal job. 

In turn, it demonstrates how to build that successful career you have always wanted. It is never too late to take an honest look at yourself and your career and realize your full potential.

No, I'm not looking for another job.  I read this book because I was given the opportunity to read and review it ... it sounded interesting and it's good stuff to know.

The chapters include:
  1. Should you make a move and/or change jobs
  2. Finding the job
  3. Innovative ways to get hired
  4. The resume
  5. The mental side of your search
  6. The interview?
  7. After the interview

This book is for everyone, whether you are just starting out in the workforce or have been wanting to leave/just left a job after 30 years.  She walks you through the steps it takes to getting your resume together, having an appropriate online presence (Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter), applying for a job, how to behave at an interview, etc.  She also talk about having passion ... you aren't passionate about what you are doing, you should find something else.

I liked the writing style.  It's laid out well and there are sample of resume styles, letters, etc.  There are helpful links throughout the book and there is a large list in the back of the book.

I would recommend this book whether are you are looking for a job or not.

Jennifer Hill has spent the past 10 years as a professional recruiter and career coach, where she has been a top performing senior recruiter with a premier corporate and legal recruiting firm in Los Angeles.

What differentiates Jennifer from others in her profession is that she takes the time necessary to understand the needs of the job seekers and hiring managers she works with to ensure a symbiotic match is created. Jennifer has invested thousands of hours preparing job seekers of all levels for challenging interviews with top national law firms and Fortune 500 companies, and has placed thousands of job seekers into their dream positions.

Jennifer educates both her clients and candidates about the benefits of using technology and social media in recruiting and job hunting. She leads Social Media 101 classes to a variety of professionals on how to effectively use blogs and websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin for professional purposes.

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