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THE COLLEGE GRADUATE'S CAREER GUIDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is not really a read-through job hunting manual; it's more of a reference tool (stuffy if taken in large doses) for liberal arts graduates, from the director of the Office of Career Services at Harvard. It divides the job-seeker's task into three parts: self-assessment--or, determining values, interests, and skills via a Curriculum Vitae from birth onward; career exploration (and here Ginn mainly lists the appropriate reference works to consult--in addition talking with three people in each targeted field); and job-hunting itself--a sketchy section (though supplemented by appendices with sample resumes, letters, and interviewing tips). Other than as a source for additional research, this is a bit of a washout; poorly organized, more academic than savvy, it represents the kind of limited first-step help one associates with college career counseling. Those who genuinely want a leg up on the competition would do better to consult some of the more effective (and more interesting) standards, such as What Color Is Your Parachute? (1979).

Pub Date: Nov. 19th, 1981
Publisher: Scribners