The dot.coms have all gone bust. Corporations are laying off workers by the thousands. The economy is in its worst state in nearly thirty years. Congratulations, you've just graduated from college, what are you going to do next?
Finding a job after college has never been easy, but the 21st century has brought with it many new challenges. Thankfully, author Elycia Arendt has penned the first shockingly realistic guide to finding and surviving your first job. Written by a recent college graduate, The College Grad's Guide to Purgatory is filled with every dirty little secret college career centers never wanted students to hear. Arendt dispels the myths fed to college students, such as the importance of their major. The book details where to find a job, how to apply, interviewing tactics, accepting or declining an offer, and finally, how to survive your first job. Candid, irreverent, and timely, The College Grad's Guide to Purgatory is the ultimate guide to post-collegiate life.
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I thought this book was hillarious, though painfully accurate. I myself had a hard time finding gainful employment after college. The books on the market about getting a job seemed to gloss over the hellishness I was about to experience. Arendt tells it like it is. No holds barred. While it may seem pessimistic, Arendt also explains how to deal with the difficulties she has experienced on the job hunt. I think the advice is practical, without being sugar coated. Not only is it practical, but also fun to read. The author's sardonic witt kept me chuckling. I loved the corporate cubicle inhabitants descriptions in the back of the book. I think this book would be helpful to anyone on that arduous search for a job. Also it might be comforting to other job searchers, who feel as though they are the only one who can't find a job.