Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, August 17

As we do 'round these parts of a Tuesday, I'll be opening my current read to a random(-ish) page and picking two(-ish) sentences in hopes you will be enticed into reading maybe even a whole paragraph of said mystery book.

You can also join in, either by doing the same on your own blog or posting your teaser sentences (or blog link) at the Teaser Tuesday Mother Blog: Should Be Reading.

OK, ready? Carrying on with our job hunt theme, our Teaser today comes from the GREAT and deservedly famous What Color Is Your Parachute (2010) by Richard N. Bolles.

And voila!--so the myth goes--with your resume "out there," you will automatically find a job. In spite of the statistic that we already saw: less than 10 percent of all job-hunters or career-changers actually find a job, when they start with their resume.

And, yes, he does go on to explain a) how to use a resume appropriately and b) lots of other ways to go about the job search besides sending resumes into the void.

Truly, this book is fantastic. If you or someone you know are looking for work or thinking about a career change, this is an incredibly helpful tool.


Lorin said...

Tempting... I am definitely trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. This is all complicated/enhanced by the fact that, very soon, A Mom will be first on the list.

Jennifer said...

Ah yes, quite true and I have boys entering college. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/teaser-tuesdays-the-red-queen.html

TexasRed said...

Great reminder. Thanks!

ham1299 said...

That does sound like a good book! I'll have to add it to my TBR pile for when I'm considering re-entering the workplace! Thanks!

Oh, and thanks for visiting Proud Book Nerd.

Buffy said...

I've heard of this one but never actually read it. I'm in a time of incredibly difficult transition in my life. Perhaps I should check it out.

For those who haven't seen it, here's mine: