Job Seekers’ Holiday Gift Guide

November 30th, 2009 by lewis

Cyber Monday, the busiest day for online shopping, is here. If you’re looking for gifts, here are some of my favorite job-related books:

Interview Tips
Interview Magic by Susan Britton Whitcomb“Future-proof your career as you learn to provide value to employers, create a memorable career brand, quadruple your interview opportunities, tap into the most overlooked interview “must,” demonstrate your ability to do the job, and bottom-line the return-on-investment employers will receive for hiring you.” – From Amazon.Com

Programming Interview (& Brain Teaser) Tips
Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job, 2nd Edition by John Mongan, Noah Suojanen, Eric Giguère“The pressure is on during the interview process but with the right preparation, you can walk away with your dream job. This classic book uncovers what interviews are really like at America’s top software and computer companies and provides you with the tools to succeed in any situation. The authors take you step-by-step through new problems and complex brainteasers they were asked during recent technical interviews.” – From

Consulting Case Interview Tips
Case in Point:Complete Case Interview Preparation 10th Anniversary Edition by Marc Cosentino, Chris Glasser“Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you a system that will help you answer today’s most sophisticated case questions. This new edition includes new case material plus 10 Partner cases.” – From Amazon.Com 

Personal Branding Tips
Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus”Brag! is a whip smart tool kit–one that tampers with our beliefs about humility by defining bragging as an act of authenticity. Peggy Klaus, a Fortune 500 communication coach, sharpened her strategies in Hollywood, “the bragging capitol of the world,” where she learned the art of tooting your horn, without blowing it. “To brag is to talk about your best self with pride and passion in a conversational manner.” explains Klaus. She includes a snappy “Bragging Dictionary” with highly practical techniques including instructions for the “Bragalogue,” a brief memorable elevator pitch and a “Brag bag,” the collection of your greatest hits with colorful details that can be easily accessed.” – From

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