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# 2 & 3 Living Dead in Dallas & How to Turn an Interview into a Job

Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris # 2 of 2009

Summary

When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the bloodsuckers must promise to let the humans go unharmed. (chapters.ca)

Review

This is the second book in the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series. I really enjoyed this book. I thought there was a lot action crammed into this relatively short book. I am looking forward to seeing this play out in the T.V. series. I feel I am gaining more insight into the characters in this novel. I find Sookie an admirable character because she is strong willed and certainly very determined. I fear though it is to her detriment. I found in this book and somewhat in the first book annoyed with Sookie for her lack of ability to deal with Bill as vampire. Yet without this aspect of their relationship the books may not be such great reads, overall though both Bill and Sookie are fun characters. I am really looking forward to how Harris’ conflict between the vampires and the fellowship will play out over the course of the book series.

Rating out of 10/ 8

 

How to Turn and Interview into a Job by Jeffrey Allen #3

 

Summary

Getting and winning the interview is the key to being hired. Everything else -- research, resumes, e-mails, phone calls -- is all backup for that crucial meeting. In How to Turn an Interview into a Job, America''s leading interview authority, Jeffrey Allen, presents proven advice on the A to Zs of successful interviewing.

Incorporating current etiquette and the new work ethic, Allen covers every step of the process, including: Making the initial phone calls, Scheduling appointments,  Selecting an interview wardrobe, How to have the toughest interviewer extend an offer,  The follow-up letter,  Maximum salary negotiation. This new edition for the twenty-first century is also packed with ways to maximize current technology such as fax machines, voicemail, e-mail, and the Internet. For every kind of job seeker, How to Turn an Interview into a Job remains the simplest, most practical, and most streetwise guide to the fastest hire. (chapters.ca)

Review

As a recent university grad (read I finished in June 2008) struggling to break into the job market I was searching for something to give me an advantage. I found this book in the career development of my somewhat local chapters/employer of the moment and picked it up. One of my fellow co-workers mentioned he had read the book and said it was pretty repetitive. I didn’t disagree with him once I finished the book. A lot of it was stuff I already knew just from trial and error experience. I think this book would be great for teenagers trying to get their first job and recent graduates too. I am looking in a specific sector that a lot of these kinds of tips just aren’t applicable. I found the information in this book might be more suitable for people looking at getting into corporation type jobs. I did think it had some great tips when it comes to vocabulary you should have in your arsenal for resume writing and interviews.

Rating of 10/ 7 (but this is just because I didn’t find it useful…doesn’t mean someone else won’t)

P.S. the friend who told me this book was repetitive is an author his book is called Three Days to Moriah by David B Tubbs. It’s available on Amazon.com and at Barnes & Noble. Sorry fellow Canadians Chapters won’t carry it…funny though he works for them. If this is not allowed I apologize and I will edit this out.

Up Next: The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee

 

 

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