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  1. Careeranista – The Woman’s Guide to Success After College [Review + Giveaway Ends 5/10]

    April 21, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

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    I had the opportunity to read the book Careeranista – The Woman’s Guide to Success After College. I alwys hesitate with books like these because I’m afraid I will read about the things I have heard before or know about already. And I know a lot of my readers are already in the workforce and probably have already gotten their feet wet with job searching, getting laid off, finding a new job, rinse and repeat. But after seeing a few experiences shared by friends I used to know from high school and people I knew from college, I realized how necessary this type of guide was for graduates – or anyone starting out in their career, really – to own.

    And then I heard from a friend of mine from high school, who returned to the states after lengthy travels. I don’t know him well, but I started seeing posts on Facebook from him about job searching, what to do on his resume, how to look for jobs, which companies to apply to, etc. I realized that while this book says the “woman’s guide,” this book could be useful to him.

    I also happened to join the Her Campus Bloggers Network and found myself interacting more with the newly graduated or about-to-be graduated crowd.

    After these two experiences, this became a perfect book to introduce to my readers. And I realized how necessary this guide really was. 

    I think most of us know or interact with people just on the very first steps of their career. These are the people asking the questions like how to job search, interview, adapt to the office environment, navigate office politics. These are important questions I may think you know a lot about, but that doesn’t mean I have all the answers. I think this blog is proof of that.

    Also, this book says “success after college” but even if you don’t have a degree and need help with navigating the job hunt and need help navigating your career, this will be a great guide for you.

    It provides tips for everything from negotiating salary (which I’m awful at and I ended up highlighting many of the tips I found in the book) to what to expect when you start work to working the ins and outs of office politics (an extremely important section for anyone just entering the work force). 

    Overall, this is the best gift you can give a college graduate or anyone wanting to jump start their career. This is a detailed guide that will introduce them to everything you need to know. Even though I’m pretty clear headed in terms of what to expect when going into a job and finding a job, I did learn a few things from this book.

    If you would like to buy your own copy, visit the Careeranista website.

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    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

     


  2. Need a Vacation [A Giveaway]

    January 14, 2014 by Lady Unemployed

     

    3 days/2 nights of accommodations for 2 in FLORIDA! 
     Location Choices:
    Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Key West, Miami Beach,
    New Smyrna, Orlando, Palm Beach, St. Augustine or St. Petersburg.
     Must be at least 21 years old. 

     

    I wanted to bring this giveaway to you because I know if you have come to my site, you need a vacation, whether you are job hunting, working in a bad job, or just in need of a break. I invite you to enter this incredible giveaway. It will give you a much needed break and time to relax!
     I’ve teamed up with Lauren Paints | a beautiful life & AliceonVacation.com  to giveaway an awesome Florida Vacation, this giveaway will provide one lucky winner with 3 days and 2 nights worth of accommodations in Florida.

    {Picture taken in St Petersburg, FL}

    Florida is paradise, each location has it’s own local charm and all kinds of entertaining activities to partake in! Theme Parks, Beaches, World Famous Restaurants and Clubs,
    a little something for everyone!

    Where would you like to visit?
    What kind of fun do you enjoy having on the beach?

    Imagine parasailing or maybe visiting Disney…
    Picture your feet in the sand and days full of tanning…
    Maybe you’ll play a game of volleyball
    or enjoy a Daquiri while lounging in a hammock….
    One lucky winner will have the luxury of knowing your hotel stay is taken care of by
    Lauren Paints | a beautiful life and Alice on Vacation.com!

    Enter to win this amazing giveaway with the form below:
    {entries will be verified —  Giveaway runs:1/15/2014-2/15/2014}



    Paradise is waiting…

    Disclosure:  Lady Unemployed is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Alice Kingsleigh
    with questions! This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by,
    or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. You must be 21+ to win.