Created on Monday, 16 May 2011 00:20
Written by Winnie Tan
What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job? by Cynthia Shapiro succinctly sums up the big question in every jobseeker's mind and attempts to answer it.
Through her second book, author Shapiro guides jobseekers to survive interviews with evil hiring managers. An example would be the scheming, pretentious interviewer who displays a family photo on her desk and enters the room apologising for being late as she needs to pick her children up from soccer. If you mention your children at this point, you may be rejected for the job – probably a covert criterion for the position. After all, hiring managers are all sensitive and ready to pounce on any single mistake you might make, be it the lack of shine on your shoes to history of being fired.
However, true to the title of the book, Shapiro does not teach you how to discern which jobs to give up: She simply offers solutions in various situations to outsmart the interviewer. But really, would you want to work for an employer who lies and deceives, play mind games with you from the start, or one that discriminates? With such unhealthy corporate competition, chances are you are likely to be seeking a new job soon… and guess which book you will be consulting again?
Nonetheless, What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job? is suitable for anyone looking to moving up the corporate ladder or simply seeking a well sought after position in a corporation he is sure he wants to be part of.
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