Two Great Career Books

I recommend two great career books for their singular focus.

The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power is geared to women.

It contains the perfect example of a one-screen pitch letter that was sent to a person that another woman met at a networking event.

For this alone it’s worth buying the book.

101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again by James Reed is exactly this: a list of 101 job interview questions and how to respond to them.

It’s the best book on answering interview questions that I’ve come across. It was published this year–in 2016–so it’s up-to-date.

One curve ball question that could be asked is “If you could be an animal what one would you be?”

Here’s how I’d answer:

“I’d be a giraffe–do you want to know why–in real life I’m only five feet tall. If I were a giraffe I’d be the tallest animal in the zoo.

Walking down the street as a real person I’d only be able to see five feet in front of me. As a giraffe I could see for miles around. This would give me the benefit of seeing the big picture.

Instead of only seeing one city street I could see the grid of whole neighborhoods and how they connect. It would be a kind of global view.”

What animal would you be?

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I’ll continue to write about employment on Mondays and Thursdays.

Going forward I’m going to return to writing about health and nutrition on the weekends.

I’d like to write about health and nutrition again too since I’ve discovered some great books on the topic of fitness.

 

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Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She owns a resume writing and career help business. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and a fitness buff.

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