The class of 2012 knows that their diplomas don’t guarantee an easy job search. The AP reports 53% of recent college grads are jobless or underemployed. Ouch!
But the advice in these books will help new graduates get an edge and find entry level jobs in a tough job market. (They make great gifts for new grads too!)
Tony Beshara has two books that will help new graduates get their job search underway: Unbeatable Resumes: America’s Top Recruiter Reveals What Really Gets You Hired and Acing the Interview.
Although it’s a book geared towards career changers, The Career Clinic, by Maureen Anderson, is a good, thoughtful read for those starting their job search, too. For more, listen to her Career Clinic radio show on Radio America.
Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy by R. William Holland
No matter what their career path, Holland’s advice about how to demonstrate value creation for every job and every hiring organization will help grads think about ways to market themselves.
Even for recent graduates facing a job market this tough, the job search has plenty of room for optimism. I Got My Dream Job and So Can You by Pete Leibman, is a great, upbeat book full of advice for graduates just starting out.