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Posted June 7, 2008
Though HOW TO SURVIVE THE REAL WORLD was written for the outside the college walls dilemma of college students with diploma in hand and eyes wide open with fear about stepping across the threshold into real adult life, this well designed and very informative book is a clever means for encouraging everyone who is making changes - whether that be from schooling or from career changes at any stage in life. Andrea Syrtash serves as special editor for this latest offering from the creative minds of the folks at Hundreds of Heads Books - a thoughtful publishing group that has hit upon a very user-friendly, unique, and entertaining manner of surveying important issues by seeking comments from thousands of individuals facing the problem subject of the book. The old adage of 'two heads are better than one' has been extended to 'many heads are better than just two', and the result is stimulating, easily digestible body information that is solidly practical and from a broad spectrum minds that comfortably offers from-the- trenches advice. This helpful aid covers chapters ranging from topics such as selecting the type of job and the location and expectations involved, whether or not to return to further schooling and when and why, financial problems about credit cards and investments, the value of making contacts both as personal friends or people in the workplace who can help further the steps up the ladder of success, how to be 'on your own', to how to stay fit both physically and spiritually. The advice comes from interviews with regular people, the comments are brief but span a variety of viewpoints. The result is similar to stepping into a think tank for 'making it' outside the hallowed halls of ivy. There is a lot of homespun wisdom in this fun little book. While it is an invaluable asset to the new grads, it is also a useful resource for people of all ages and walks of life as chances for growth become available! Well worth the purchase! Grady HarpWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 28, 2006
This is a great gift for somebody graduating college. I saw it the other day and ordered a bunch of copies for my friends. I graduated last year and wish somebody got this for me! (though the advice is still helpful - there are tips on writing a cover letter and finding a job, health, finances, dating etc)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 24, 2006
This book was given out to me at a party last week and I've jumped on-line to order more! I'm going to give it to a bunch of my friends as a graduation gift since it's pretty cheap and really really useful. For me, the best chapters/advice is about looking for a job, cover letter tips etc. I feel a little nervous to get out there! My roommate likes the dating part of this book the best : )Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.