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wishing I hadn't bought it!,
This review is from: What Colour Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters and Career Changers (What Color Is Your Parachute?) (Paperback)
This book was recommended to me; indeed it seems to be well reviewed from a number of sources. However, if you are anything like me (background in British academia but wondering about the prospects of a non-academic future) you may well find yourself infuriated by the poor (and poorly excused) grammar and punctuation, and the fairly shallow content which is needlessly stretched out over 400 pages. I read on in hope of some pearls of wisdom and admit that there are *some* useful comments here but not enough to warrant paying for this book. Typically, advice will involve (say) typing `how to write a CV' (or, rather `Resume' - see below) into Google to give you an idea how to write a CV (p63).
While there is some helpful and reassuring advice on interviews and interview technique, I wish it had been made clear to me before I read this book (A New York Times Best Seller) that it will be of most comfort to a reader who is (a) American, and (b) religious. The chapter on working out your dream job, for example, emphasises that the decision is about you:
"Your agenda. Your wishes. Your dreams. Your mission in life, given you by the Great God, our Creator." (p240)
For at least some of you, this characteristic snippet might help inform your decision as to the kind of book you were about to `add to basket'.
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2009 20:31:22 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Thanks for that x
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Nov 2011 10:20:46 GMT
C. Wood says:
Thank goodness I read your review. This was recommended by a friend... but as an aethiest it would have really been a waste of money and probably really annoying to boot!
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