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Working World 101: The New Grad's Guide to Getting a Job
"After graduation, the real world can be an intimidating and foreign place for college graduates. Sure, they ve spent the past four years cramming for exams, writing essays, and reading books, but they did so in the twentysomething bubble of their college campuses. This guide fixes these problems by covering everything the recent grad needs to know in order to get in and ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published April 18th 2009 by Adams Media Corporation
(first published January 1st 2009)
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Giving advice for what are your strength and weaknesses? - ie. I am extremely organized. At my internship I created an entirely new filing system that included color coded folers. ie I have excellent follow through. I received a commendation at my previous employer for consistently following through on all customer orders. Weaknesses - ie while I am familiar with Excel, I'd like to learn to be more proficient in it, and right now I'm just not extremely skilled in this application. "I am ...more
Not all that different from other job-seekers guide books - I wouldn't say I learned anything new, necessarily - but I appreciated that it was targeted at my group (recent grads). The example resumes and cover letters were more relevant to me, as a recent grad, than other similar books that focus more on people in the middle of their careers with ten years of relevant work experience. Definitely something to give your college-age children.