"Breakthrough: The Hate My Job, Need a Life, Got Laid Off, Can’t Get No Satisfaction Solution" Is As Good As It's Title
I met the author and career coach Jeannette Kraar at a local chamber meeting. A few weeks later we met for coffee. A month or so later I was speaking at her Executnet chapter in Ft. Lauderdale. She has a contagious spunk and enthusiasm that comes across in her writing.
Her book is similar to the section of What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers that helps you find the right job for you. I found it better than Parachute
on this topic because the exercises are shorter and more concise. If you have the motivation and discipline to go really in depth or if you have a career coach driving you, Parachute’s self-evaluation exercises are more complete. But with her whimsical writing style (a bit like David Barry in a few places) her approach may be a better fit if you are wanting to get results faster. My take is it would depend on your level of interest and motivation.
After helping you identify personal strengths and areas of interest, the book helps you write your resume showing examples of functional and chronological formats. It describes the approach you should take when speaking with the person interviewing you. According to Kraar, it should be a conversation not an interrogation.
This is a good practical read for people looking to focus their job search or considering a career change and need material to guide them through the process.
Hope this helps.