HOW YOU CAN GET THE JOB YOU WANT by Glenn L. Gardiner

HOW YOU CAN GET THE JOB YOU WANT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This- paralleling another book in the vocational field- might have been called ""There's Plenty of Room"" -- with the emphasis on ""jobs"" as distinguished from ""positions"". Unfortunately, along with many basic and sound advice on the details of job hunting, the author seems to reveal an unconscious contempt for the seekers by aiming his advice at a low level of intelligence and offering antidotes for the tricks and subterfuge engaged in by the interviewers....He does stress the laying out of a campaign in advance; he does offer in appendices occupational directories and resume guides. But it would take considerable humor and detachment to go through the play by play description of an employment interview, with the disaster attendant on the wrong kind of handshake, the danger of talking too much- or talking too little, the importance of rehearsing in advance a cheerful ""Good morning, Mr. Brown"". He discusses one aspect of the problem of spare time while job hunting- but alas comes up with such time consumers as building bird baths of concrete and exterminating house pests. What no books- no art galleries- no study program? A final warning is offered on self-consciousness -- and its evidence- as hampering the chances of finding the right job. The material is presented in question and answer form.

Publisher: Harper