“My approach in writing this book is to write as little as possible. (Crazy right?)”
This is the first job search book that I’ve read in the last 16 months (I’ve read a number of them) that I wanted to have a conversation after reading it. That’s a good thing too because Stroud breaks it down by showing you more than telling you. And for readers and non-readers, you are not laboring to learn as you would in academia. The educator in me would say for job seekers to read a portion, implement it, continue.
Here a few reason’s I recommend Stroud’s book:
1. You hear the recruiter’s point of view
Stroud explains how recruiters use Google to “source” (look for resumes) to find qualified candidates. To tone of the book is not just preparing your résumé but also your online portfolio.
2. Resources that you have never seen
Stroud provides a number of resources that you are unlikely to hear if you are not pursuing a consulting or freelance career. He makes a great point about using freelancing to get paid for giving advice (as part of the keeping a job part of the book).
3. How to use Facebook to search for jobs
The discussion about privacy settings continues as a job seeker needs to ensure that the best attributes are accessible online, and perceived as negative. Stroud suggests terms to search using Facebook to find potential opportunities.
4. About freelancing
Here is a convincing long-term answer for staying employed: Position yourself to refuse work! Beautifully said as most of us would love to have more choices to make a living. One of the best sections in the book.
The book is free through TheRecruitersLounge.com and JimStroud.com. It is a good reference and guide for those either beginning or continuing a job search.