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6 Overall

8 Applicability

3 Innovation

8 Style


Allison Hemming, who heads an interim workforce agency, discusses strategies you can use to get employed. She focuses primarily on entry level jobs and directs her advice to younger workers, especially those affected by the tight job market (hence the sassy, but unnecessarily tacky, sub-title). However, the basics of her technique can be applied by most job seekers. Hemming writes with an authoritative air, using a casual style to appeal to younger, hip workers, although her job hunting principles sound fairly basic. Note the book’s tips on techniques to avoid and alternate techniques to pursue. She suggests niche searches on the Internet, targeted resumes and extensive networking. It’s not very flashy but, nowadays, as job hunting increasingly becomes an extreme competitive sport, recommends taking all the solid advice you can get.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to look for a job;
  • How to give better interviews and stand out from the crowd; and
  • How to use networking, the Internet, resumes, correspondence and other basic job hunting tools.

About the Author

Allison Hemming is an established career authority who got her start with the world-famous Pink Slip Parties, a networking event for the recently downsized. Her commentary about career and workplace issues has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as on numerous TV programs. After beginning her career on Wall Street and spending some time in magazine publishing, Hemming founded The Hired Guns, a interim workforce company in Manhattan.



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In today’s economy, most workers can expect to have many different jobs with many different companies. On the average, employees in the United States in the early twenty-first century will change jobs ten times or more and will have at least three different types...

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