By Andrea Kay
Amacom, $16.00, 243 pages
This is How to Get Your Next Job is a book filled with lots of practical advice from Andrea Kay, a career consultant and syndicated columnist. The six chapters contained in this book include “you are what you seem,” “tell and show,” and 15 things you should never do, say or wear. There is even a chapter on 15 things you never should do once you have the job! Some of the advice appears pretty basic to this reviewer, but Kay backs up her insight with direct quotes from prospective employers so obviously the issues exist. Want to know what never to say or how to respond to the question, “Why do you want this job?” Then this book is for you. It is loaded with text boxes with research, quotes and important call-outs for the job seeker.
“Fair or not, the employers said the behaviors people exhibited were very revealing.”
Given all the practical advice this book contains, it is a great read for any job seeker, but probably indispensable for the recent college grad or someone with little experience in the job market. Read it, re-read it, highlight it and make lots of notes so that you are armed with the very best ability to put your best foot forward in your job search.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff