Have No Career Fear: A College Grad's Guide to Snagging a Job, Trekking the Career Path, and Reaching Job Nirvana by Ben Cohen-Leadholm, Ari Gerzon-Kessler, Rachel Skerritt
Addressing the specific challenges and concerns of graduating college students and recent graduates, this guide helps them figure out what career path to pursue, how to find a job that is interesting and pays the bills, and what to do to maximize each job experience. Written and edited by three recent graduates with contributions from more than 100 graduates, professionals, and career advisors, this book teaches students how to be more aggressive, inventive, and persistent in looking for a job and how to succeed and gain respect once they enter the workplace. The entire career path is covered, from developing an interest in a career to being promoted, resigning, or being laid off. Specific advice includes how to network, negotiate a salary, and deal with difficult bosses.
Author Biography: Ben Cohen-Leadholm has worked for several dot-coms, including AskJeeves.com. He is currently a grant writer for the nonprofit organization Youth Build. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Ari Gerzon-Kessler has worked as a reporter, radio host, and researcher since graduation, and is currently a bilingual third-grade teacher. He lives in Niwot, Colorado. Rachel Skerritt has worked as a high school teacher and a writer, and is currently looking for a job as a screenwriter. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
It's clear that the authors are peers to the reader, which really helps their credibility. Overall, I love it! career coach and author, I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This: A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work
This upbeat book for new or soon-to-be graduates contains loads of valuable advice. I will recommend it to my students. director of career services, University of Pennsylvania